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Tallula in Menard County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Prairie Land

 
 
Prairie Land Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 9, 2012
1. Prairie Land Marker
Inscription. The vast prairies of Illinois intimidated the frontier settlers that arrived here in the early 1800's. Pioneers worried about horrendous grass fires, bitter winter winds, scarcity of water, and deadly fumes seeping from the ground. The early settlers gradually learned, however, that the prairie soil was safe and highly fertile. With the advent of the steel plow and the use of clay drainage tile, the prairies became prized land for agriculture. Today's farmers continue to produce abundant grain crops on the Illinois prairie.
 
Location. 39° 56.702′ N, 89° 50.78′ W. Marker is in Tallula, Illinois, in Menard County. Marker is at the intersection of Illinois Route 123 and Illinois Route 97 on State Route 123. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tallula IL 62688, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Salem (here, next to this marker); Sangamon River (here, next to this marker); Historic Tree (here, next to this marker); Mentor Graham (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincolnís Store Partner (approx. 1.5 miles away but has been reported missing);
Prairie Land image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 9, 2012
2. Prairie Land
The New Salem Lincoln League (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Survey of Petersburg (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Frackelton State Bank (approx. 4.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallula.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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