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In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814

 
 
In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, September 25, 2011
1. In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 Marker
Inscription. In remembrance of the pioneer days of this area and to the memory of the victims of the Wood River Massacre
who were killed by Indians near this site on July 10, 1814 - Rachel Reagan, Elizabeth 7, Timothy 3 wife and children of Reason Reagan - John 10, George 3, sons of Wm. Moore William 8, Joel 11, sons of Capt. Abel Moore
The victims are buried in Vaughn Cemetery on Highway 111 south of the airport.

Additional inscriptions on back of monument read;
Stone work by
Hugh Tieman
Chris Heinkel
Mississippi Line Co.
St Joseph Hospital
Kienstra Inc.
Fred Haney - Noble Wyatt
 
Erected 1980 by Bushrod's Raiders.
 
Location. 38° 54.65′ N, 90° 6.451′ W. Marker is in Alton, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of College Ave (Illinois Route 140) and Park Road (Illinois Route 140), on the right when traveling west on College Ave. Touch for map. Marker located north of Alton Park and South of Alton Mental Hospital. Marker is in this post office area: Wood River IL 62095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Ruins of First State Prison in Illinois

In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Camero, September 25, 2011
2. In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814 Marker
back of monument
(approx. 4.6 miles away); The Legend of the Piasa (approx. 5 miles away); Wanda Methodist Church (approx. 6.5 miles away); Lewis and Clark (approx. 6.8 miles away in Missouri); The Journey Begins Here (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 7.3 miles away); Fort Russell (approx. 9.7 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alton.
 
Additional keywords. settlers
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,158 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2011, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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