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Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Trail of Death 1838

 

—Ellsworth Park —

 
Trail of Death 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
1. Trail of Death 1838 Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. In 1838 the northern Potawatami tribes and many Indians from other tribes were forcibly relocated to Eastern Kansas.
The first point to encampment in Illinois on the march westward was near the North Fork River in Danville.
This monument is to commemorate the hardships, deaths and humiliation these people suffered during their forced passage. We salute their courage. It is in their memory we make this dedication. May 13, 1990
 
Erected 1993 by Society of Indian Lore.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 40° 7.512′ N, 87° 38.405′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is on West Ellsworth Street south of Oakwood Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Ellsworth Park. Turn North on 'Ave A' from West Main Street (a.k.a. U.S. 150), then turn right on Oakwood Avenue - follow it (which becomes - West. Ellsworth Street): The marker is on the left. Marker is in this post office area: Danville IL 61832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert E. Wurtsbaugh (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District
Wide View - - Trail of Death 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
2. Wide View - - Trail of Death 1838 Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Aircraft in Honor of Chanute Air Force Base (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); A Friend Forever (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. William Fithian Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Millstone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Official Web Site - - "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" : :. Danville - Ellsworth Park visited by the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association". (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. Trail of Death map::. Also, some facts of things that happened along the way of travel. (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. History and More Items:. This Official Web-site of the "Potawatomi Trail of Death Association" is the center of activity and information - with many excellent links. (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

4. Eye-witness Journals, Letters, & Newspaper Items::. A good Secondary
Looking North/East - - Trail of Death 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
3. Looking North/East - - Trail of Death 1838 Marker
Source location for a number of other reports. (Submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Looking North - - Trail of Death 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
4. Looking North - - Trail of Death 1838 Marker
Looking East - - Trail of Death 1838 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, June 30, 2010
5. Looking East - - Trail of Death 1838 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 1, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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