In Remembrance - Wood River Massacre - July 10, 1814
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
Mississippi Line Co.
St Joseph Hospital
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
Additional keywords. settlers
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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