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Walter Andrew and George Hess Monument image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, July 10, 2017
Walter Andrew and George Hess Monument
Illinois (Kankakee County), Ahern — Walter Andrew and George Hess, Pioneers
In honor of Walter Andrew and George Hess, Pioneers, whose frontier courage, strength and spirit typified the early days in the Kankakee Valley. — Settled here 1839 — — Map (db m105839) HM
Illinois (Kankakee County), Aroma Park — McHie Ferry
Historical Marker McHie Ferry Est. 1910 - Disc. 1920 Kankakee County's First Ferry Made by WM. and James McHie Aroma Park Lions Club — Map (db m9675) HM
Illinois (Kankakee County), Bourbonais — Rockville Illinois
In 1835 near this site Rockville Village and Rockville Post Office were established. — Map (db m33667) HM
Illinois (Kankakee County), Bourbonnais — Jardin aux Potages
Many of the nineteenth-century French-Canadian settlers of Bourbonnais Grove planted the Jardin aux Potages (literaly translated from French to English as “Garden of the Kitchen”). Altough local history does not indicate the exact . . . — Map (db m105653) HM
Illinois (Kankakee County), Bourbonnais — Bourbonnais Grove
Bourbonnais Grove’s first families came from Quebec’s Upper St. Lawrence Valley in the 1830s and ’40s to settle what would become the largest 19th century French-Canadian agrarian village in Illinois. Some immigrants moved on to found St. Anne, St. . . . — Map (db m105623) HM
Illinois (Kankakee County), Bourbonnais — Dedicated to the MemoryGurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, Noel Le Vasseur, Francois Bourbonnais — Father de Pontavisse
Dedicated to the memory of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, Noel Le Vasseur, Francois Bourbonnais—early pioneers in the employ of The American Fur Company who had a post near this site. Father de Pontavisse, first priest and religious . . . — Map (db m105636) HM
Illinois (Kankakee County), Bourbonnais — Durham-Perry Farmstead
Durham-Perry Farmstead is located on the Perry Farm. It is maintained and operated as an historic site by the Bourbonnais Township Park District. This plan shows the farmstead as it is today. The drawing is not the scale. The farmstead occupies . . . — Map (db m58104) HM
Illinois (Kankakee County), Bourbonnais — The Durham-Perry Family Legacy
Thomas Durham bought 160 acres on this site in 1835 from Gurdon S. Hubbard. Known as the Jonveau Reserve, the land lay in an area called Bourbonnais Grove. Durham opened 20 acres for cultivation. In January 1836, parts of Cook and Iroquois Counties . . . — Map (db m105729) HM
Illinois (Kankakee County), Bourbonnais — The Durham-Perry Farmstead Home
Thomas Durham, a Quaker, was born on October 1, 1784, in Brunswick, Virginia, to “a large and influential family” of English origin. They had settled in Virginia in the later part of the 17th or early part of the 18th century. . . . — Map (db m105800) HM
Illinois (Kankakee County), Momence — Hubbard Trail
This trail was blazed by Gurdon S. Hubbard, 1822–1824, connecting the trading posts of the American Fur Company between Vincennes and Chicago. Momence, near the upper crossing of the Kankakee River, is on this trail. Known also as the . . . — Map (db m105838) HM

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