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Palestine in Crawford County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Houston - Dickson Store

 
 
Houston - Dickson Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf
1. Houston - Dickson Store Marker
Inscription. Two early residents of Palestine, John Houston and Francis Dickson, purchased this lot as the site for a combination dwelling and store about 1818. By 1820 their stock of merchandise provided nearby settlers with goods which they previously had to bring from Indiana.
 
Erected 1962 by Citizens of Palestine, Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 0.115′ N, 87° 36.682′ W. Marker is in Palestine, Illinois, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Grand Prairie Street and South Lincoln Street, on the left when traveling east on East Grand Prairie Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palestine IL 62451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auntie Gogin's Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cullom Homestead (about 400 feet away); The Fife Opera House (about 500 feet away); United States Land Office (about 500 feet away); Dubois Tavern (about 600 feet away); Gov. Augustus C. French
Looking South / West  - - Houston - Dickson Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
2. Looking South / West - - Houston - Dickson Store Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Kitchell Grist Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort LaMotte (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palestine.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Palestine, Illinois ::. This is the Official Web Link to the "Pioneer City" - Palestine, Illinois. Good links to check out. (Submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Looking North / East  - - Houston - Dickson Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
3. Looking North / East - - Houston - Dickson Store Marker
Wide Looking North / East - - Houston - Dickson Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
4. Wide Looking North / East - - Houston - Dickson Store Marker
Marker seen in lower left of this photo. (Click photo to see details.)
Short Walk to "" Old Down Town Palestine "" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
5. Short Walk to "" Old Down Town Palestine ""
The Old "" Fife Opera House Building ""  - Also Down-town. . image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 11, 2009
6. The Old "" Fife Opera House Building "" - Also Down-town. .
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,003 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 15, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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