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

Ogle County Illinois Historical Markers

Lincoln in Polo Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, May 28, 2012
Lincoln in Polo Marker
Illinois (Ogle County), Polo — Lincoln in Polo
Abraham Lincoln was a guest in this house, August 15-17, 1856. His host was Zenas Aplington, founder of Polo. On Saturday, August 16, John D. Campbell and James W. Carpenter, who were law partners in Polo, joined Lincoln and Aplington in a drive by . . . — Map (db m55803) HM
Illinois (Ogle County), Polo — The Galena Road
In the early 1830’s pioneer traffic moving north from Peoria crowded primitive trails and forced a direct route to Galena. In 1833, Levi Warner’s state survey marked the Galena Road. It cut through this schoolyard. Private Abraham Lincoln passed . . . — Map (db m55795) HM
Illinois (Ogle County), Stillman Valley — Stillmans Defeat
Here, on May 14, 1832, the first engagement of the Black Hawk War took place when 275 Illinois Militiamen under Maj. Isaiah Stillman were put to flight by Black Hawk and his warriors. So thoroughly demoralized were the volunteers that a new army had . . . — Map (db m59710) HM

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