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Wyanet in Bureau County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Thomas History Museum

 
 
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 27, 2011
1. Thomas History Museum Marker
Inscription. In memory of Henry Thomas and Family 1800-1843. First permanent white settlers in Bureau County, May 4, 1828. Parents of first while child born within county, Jan. 15, 1830. First county postmaster 1831. Henry Thomas home served as Fort Thomas during Black Hawk War, 1832. Served with Stillman’s Army. Dedicated June 25, 1978. Owned by city of Princeton. Operated by Lovejoy Board of Trustees. Donated by Glenn and Vera Fletcher.
 
Location. 41° 21.933′ N, 89° 34.975′ W. Marker is in Wyanet, Illinois, in Bureau County. Marker can be reached from Main Street (U.S. 6). Touch for map. Alternate name of Main Steet is US 36. Marker is at or near this postal address: Main Street, Wyanet IL 61379, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyanet Soldier's Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hennepin Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away); Owen Lovejoy Home (approx. 7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located on the front of the history building.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Thomas History Museum in Wyanet, Illinois image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 27, 2011
2. Thomas History Museum in Wyanet, Illinois
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 21, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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