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Savanna in Carroll County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Plum River Falls

 
 
Plum River Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 9, 2010
1. Plum River Falls Marker
Inscription. Steamboats once navigated to this point, where Plum River Falls powered saw, powder, grist, and flour mills at various times between 1836 and 1885. Near here the Rock Island Military and Prophetstown Trails to Galena were intersected as early as the 1830's by roads to Freeport, Rockford, Polo, and Milledgeville. On three occasions during the Black Hawk War, companies of mounted volunteers from Galena scoured this area for hostile Indians.
 
Erected 1968 by Savanna Lions Club, Carroll County Historical Society, and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Black Hawk War, and the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 5.972′ N, 90° 7.363′ W. Marker is in Savanna, Illinois, in Carroll County. Marker is on Unnamed Road in Old Mill Park 0.1 miles east of Chicago Avenue (U.S. 52), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located in the southeast corner of Old Mill Park, off US Highway 52 at the eastern edge of Savanna. Marker is in this post office area: Savanna IL 61074, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Savanna Community Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Savanna Public Library
Plum River Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 9, 2010
2. Plum River Falls Marker
The house in the background is on the other side of US Highway 52.
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Savanna Community World War II Honor Roll (approx. 1.7 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Presentation (approx. 1.7 miles away); Helen Scott Hay (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pierce Wigwam (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lewistown Trail (approx. 4.3 miles away); Shimer College (approx. 7.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savanna.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesWars, US IndianWaterways & Vessels
 
Plum River Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 9, 2010
3. Plum River Falls Marker
Plum River Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 9, 2010
4. Plum River Falls Marker
The southeast corner of Old Mill Park
Plum River Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 9, 2010
5. Plum River Falls Marker
Looking east: the highway in the distance is US 52 toward Mount Carroll
Plum River Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 22, 2011
6. Plum River Falls Marker
Looking west toward Savanna along U.S. Highway 52.
Plum River Falls Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 22, 2011
7. Plum River Falls Marker
Looking toward Old Mill Park from behind the marker.
Sign at entrance to Old Mill Park image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, May 22, 2011
8. Sign at entrance to Old Mill Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,111 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6, 7, 8. submitted on May 23, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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