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

Helen Scott Hay

 
 
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By David Seibert, May 29, 2011
1. Helen Scott Hay Marker
Inscription. Helen Scott Hay, famous Red Cross nurse, was born near Lanark in this county. She was a graduate of Savanna High School, Northwestern University in Evanston, and the Illinois Training School for Nurses in Chicago, where she was later Superintendent. Before World War I she established a school of nursing in Bulgaria. At the outbreak of war she became Director of American Red Cross Nursing Personnel and was assigned to the Balkans. After America entered the war, she served in Washington. In 1920 she was appointed Director of the European Work of the Red Cross. She died here in 1932.
 
Erected 1970 by American Legion Post No. 148 and Auxiliary, The Carroll County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 5.658′ N, 90° 9.317′ W. Marker is in Savanna, Illinois, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Third Street and Madison Street, on the right when traveling north on Third Street. Touch for map. The marker stands at the Savanna Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 326 Third Street, Savanna IL 61074, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Helen Scott Hay Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 29, 2012
2. Helen Scott Hay Marker
within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Savanna Public Library (a few steps from this marker); Grand Army of the Republic Presentation (a few steps from this marker); Savanna Community World War II Honor Roll (a few steps from this marker); Pierce Wigwam (approx. half a mile away); Savanna Community Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); Plum River Falls (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lewistown Trail (approx. 5.8 miles away); Savanna Army Depot Activity (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savanna.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Helen Scott Hay Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 29, 2012
3. Helen Scott Hay Marker
The marker stands just to the right of the steps at the entrance to the Savanna Public Library.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 810 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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