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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Public Printer

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Public Printer Marker
Inscription.
This is the site of a two-story frame building occupied by Robert Blackwell, State Printer 1818-1832, and publisher of the Laws of the United States. In 1823 he became publisher of the Illinois Intelligencer newspaper. The first periodical in Illinois, the Illinois Monthly Magazine, was printed here in 1826. Colonel Blackwell [1792-1866] was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1832-1836 and Senate 1838-1840.
 
Erected by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 57.634′ N, 89° 5.703′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is on Gallatin Street near 4th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 406 West Gallatin Street, Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Charters Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Did Lincoln Stay? (within shouting distance of this marker); Flack's Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Madonna of the Trail
Public Printer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
2. Public Printer Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Second State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland Road (within shouting distance of this marker); First Elective Office (within shouting distance of this marker); First Protest Against Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Also see . . .  History of Vandalia, Illinois. (Submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Public Printer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
3. Public Printer Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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