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General Dean Suspension Bridge Display and Goshen Road Markers image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
General Dean Suspension Bridge Display and Goshen Road Markers
Illinois (Clinton County), Carlyle — General Dean Suspension Bridge Display
In the early 1800’s, when wildlife roamed the vast prairie of what is now Illinois, herds of bison would cross the Kaskaskia River near the present day City of Carlyle. A natural “ford” was located here and allowed for an easier . . . — Map (db m98932) HM
Illinois (Clinton County), Carlyle — Goshen Road
The Goshen Road was one of the earliest roads in Clinton County and was traveled by its first settlers. The original road was blazed by wild animals and Native Americans. The first record of its use, however, was in 1808 when its course was mapped . . . — Map (db m98931) HM
Illinois (Clinton County), Carlyle — The General Dean Suspension Bridge
This bridge was built in 1859 at a cost of $40,000 and used for nearly seventy years. Previously, travelers at Carlyle crossed the Kaskaskia by ferry or on a mud bridge supported by logs. The Historic American Buildings Survey recognized the . . . — Map (db m98933) HM

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