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

Gurdon S. Hubbard Trading Post

 
 
Gurdon S. Hubbard Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 11, 2016
1. Gurdon S. Hubbard Trading Post Marker
Inscription. In 1822, Gurdon S. Hubbard, on this spot, built an Indian Trading Post and operated it until 1834. Here the Indian Princess Watchee-Kee lived with Hubbard, as his wife.
 
Location. 40° 50.12′ N, 87° 34.411′ W. Marker is in Iroquois, Illinois, in Iroquois County. Marker is on Road 2200 North (County Route 31), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is about ½ mile northeast of Iroquois, Illinois. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2921 County Road 2200, Donovan IL 60931, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Village of Iroquois Calaboose (approx. 0.7 miles away); Concord Township (approx. 0.7 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away in Indiana).
 
Additional comments.
1.
I did not realize when I discovered this marker, that Gurdon Hubbard was a founder of Chicago, and a moving force in the development of the State of Illinois.
    — Submitted May 10, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio.

 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Gurdon S. Hubbard Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 11, 2016
2. Gurdon S. Hubbard Trading Post Marker
Full view of marker
Gurdon S. Hubbard Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 11, 2016
3. Gurdon S. Hubbard Trading Post Marker
Marker, as seen from a distance, at edge of cornfield, on rural road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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