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West Dundee in Kane County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

West Dundee Riverwalk

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2016
1. West Dundee Riverwalk Banner
Inscription.

The History
In 1837, a young Scot settler drew a straw that gave him the privilege of naming his new home, and he chose to name it after his home town - Dundee, Scotland.

Thr River
There are over 200 islands in the Fox River between McHenry and Ottawa.

The Land
Flora in this region begins with blooming skunk cabbage in late February and end with goldenrods and gentians in late October.

The Animals
At least 248 of the 299 bird species common to Illinois can be found in the Fox River basin, including 30 state-threatened or endangered species.


 
Erected by Village of West Dundee.
 
Location. 42° 6.148′ N, 88° 17.018′ W. Marker is in West Dundee, Illinois, in Kane County. Marker is on Lincoln Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Along the Fox River between Main and 6th Streets, Dundee IL 60118, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. W. [William] W. & Phebe Welch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Duff House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pinkertonís Early Home

West Dundee Riverwalk Banner image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2016
2. West Dundee Riverwalk Banner
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Otto J. Maha (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dundee Veterans Honor Roll (approx. 0.4 miles away); Billy and Ma Sunday (approx. 1.6 miles away); Illinois Watch Case Company (approx. 3.5 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Dundee.
 
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West Dundee Riverwalk Banner image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2016
3. West Dundee Riverwalk Banner
West Dundee Riverwalk Banner image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2016
4. West Dundee Riverwalk Banner
West Dundee Riverwalk Banner image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2016
5. West Dundee Riverwalk Banner
West Dundee Riverwalk and Banners image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2016
6. West Dundee Riverwalk and Banners
Looking north
West Dundee Riverwalk and Banners image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2016
7. West Dundee Riverwalk and Banners
Looking south from intersection of Lincoln Avenue and 6th Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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