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Near Decatur in Macon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Potawatomi Trail of Death

Sangamon Crossing

 

24 - 26 September, 1838

 
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By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
1. Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
(Click on any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. Forcibly removed from northen Indiana to eastern Kansas, over 800 Potawatomi encamped here, cared for sick, and were allowed to hunt; 2 children and 1 woman died; 39 deaths occurred along the entire route.
Sponsors: Hanson Engineers, Springfield Meyer Material, McHenry
 
Erected 1993 by Boy Scout Ryan Berg (Eagle Award).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Potawatomi Trail of Death marker series.
 
Location. 39° 55.867′ N, 88° 47.293′ W. Marker is near Decatur, Illinois, in Macon County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunbar Road and Caleb Road, on the left when traveling south on Dunbar Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Decatur IL 62521, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lorton's Trading Post (here, next to this marker); Music Please, Maestro (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Transfer House (approx. 10.7 miles away); Lincoln's Legacy (approx. 10.7 miles away); Birthplace of the Grand Army of the Republic (approx. 10.7 miles away); The Railsplitter Candidate
Full View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
2. Full View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
(approx. 10.8 miles away); Dedicated to All Veterans (approx. 10.8 miles away); Choosing a President (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Decatur.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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 20, 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 20, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

3. Eye-witness Journals, Letters, & Newspaper Items::. A good Secondary Source location for a number of other reports. (Submitted on July 20, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Wide View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
3. Wide View - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Looking North/West - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
4. Looking North/West - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
Looking West - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, July 18, 2010
5. Looking West - - Potawatomi Trail of Death Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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