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La Salle County Illinois Historical Markers

 
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By Bernard Fisher, December 21, 2011
Pulaski Park
Illinois (La Salle County), La Salle — La Salle-Peru, Illinois
The story of the twin cities of LaSalle and Peru is closely interwoven with the history of the Illinois River and the Illinois and Michigan Canal. In 1673, Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet passed through this area by way of the Illinois River . . . — Map (db m51066) HM
Illinois (La Salle County), LaSalle — Dr. Paul Carus / Dr. Daisetz Teitaru Suzuki
Dr. Paul Carus Born July 18, 1852, Ilsenburg in Harz, Germany Died February 11, 1919, LaSalle, Illinois Dr. Paul Carus, who lived and worked at 1307 7th St, LaSalle, Illinois, was editor of the Open Court Publishing Company & The Open . . . — Map (db m65300) HM
Illinois (La Salle County), LaSalle — LaSalle City Hall-1906 — 745 Second Street
In 1906, Mayor Walter A. Panneck sold 450 city hall bonds to help raise the $75,000 needed to build a new city hall. Designed by local architect Victor A. Matteson and built by M.W. Allen & Sons from Peoria and J.M. Dougherty from Ottawa, the . . . — Map (db m65301) HM
Illinois (La Salle County), Ottawa — First Lincoln-Douglas Debate — Looking for Lincoln
First Lincoln-Douglas Debate Abraham Lincoln's first heated exchanged with Stephen A. Douglas on Aug 21, 1858 in Ottawa was received coolly by his advisors. They insisted Lincoln had treated Douglas entirely too "tenderly." . . . — Map (db m65302) HM
Illinois (La Salle County), Ottawa — Lincoln and Douglas Debate
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Illinois (La Salle County), Ottawa — Lincoln the Litigator — Looking for Lincoln
On this site stood the Third LaSalle County Courthouse. Actually the second courthouse to be erected at this location, the Third LaSalle County Courthouse was completed in the latter part of 1841. It was a two-story brick structure, with imposing . . . — Map (db m65303) HM
Illinois (La Salle County), Ottawa — The First Lincoln-Douglas Debate
On August 21, 1858, the first of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and United States Senator Stephen A. Douglas took place in this park. Approximately 10,000 people gathered to hear the two candidates discuss the question of slavery in America. . . . — Map (db m65299) HM
Illinois (La Salle County), Ottawa — Washington Square — Site of First Lincoln-Douglas Debate
On August 21, 1858, the first of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas was held in Washington Square. Here ten thousand heard the two candidates debate for a seat in the United States Senate. Principally, the great . . . — Map (db m65325) HM
Illinois (La Salle County), Ottawa Cemetery — William D. Boyce — Publisher Explorer Humanitarian
(Text on tombstone:) In appreciation of his service to the Boyhood of America. Inspired by the good turn of an unknown English Scout, he brought scouting to the United States. — Map (db m82183) HM
Illinois (La Salle County), Troy Grove — James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok
Pioneer of the Great Plains, born here May 27, 1837. Assassinated at Deadwood, August 2, 1876. Served his country as a scout and a spy in the western States, to preserve the Union in the Civil War. Equally great were his services on the frontier as . . . — Map (db m30858) HM

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