“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Marion County Illinois Historical Markers

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By Duane Hall, October 13, 2016
Markers on N. Broadway Avenue
Illinois (Marion County), Salem — Salem, Illinois
Salem is locally known as the “Gateway to Little Egypt”. Egypt refers to southern Illinois. In the early days of statehood, crop failures threatened the existence of the isolated settlements in northern and central Illinois, and trips . . . — Map (db m99120) HM
Illinois (Marion County), Salem — William Jennings Bryan
Lived in Salem, Illinois, from his birth, March 19, 1860, until 1875. A national figure after his “Cross of Gold” speech in 1896, Bryan was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for President in 1896, 1900, 1908, and served as Secretary . . . — Map (db m99119) HM

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