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Randolph County Illinois Historical Markers

 
Chester, Randolph County, Illinois Marker image, Touch for more information
By Jason Voigt, January 27, 2017
Chester, Randolph County, Illinois Marker
Illinois (Randolph County), Chester — Chester, Randolph County, IllinoisLewis & Clark Expedition — 1803-1806 —
The town of Chester, Illinois, sprawls on the eastern bluffs overlooking the November 27, 1803, Horse Island campsite of Captain Lewis and William Clark on the west bank of the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Kaskaskia River. The . . . — Map (db m144872) HM
Illinois (Randolph County), Chester — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On November 27, 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party camped on Horse Island, just opposite this place at the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers. The next morning, Lewis left them to travel by land. Clark and the men . . . — Map (db m144873) HM
Illinois (Randolph County), Chester — Popeye
This statue is erected in tribute to Elzie Crisler Segar Born in Chester, Illinois - Dec. 8, 1894 Died in Santa Monica, California - Oct. 13, 1938 Mr. Segar created Popeye from his recollection of Frank "Rocky" Fiegel — . . . — Map (db m70409) HM
Illinois (Randolph County), Kaskaskia — Illinois in the American Revolution
George Rogers Clark's capture of Kaskaskia in July, 1778, doomed British control of the Illinois country. The occupation of Kaskaskia was the first step in Clark's plan to capture the western headquarters of the British at Detroit. Under . . . — Map (db m143482) HM
Illinois (Randolph County), Kaskaskia — Lewis and Clark in KaskaskiaThe French Connection — 1803 —
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark arrived in Kaskaskia with twenty-four men on November 29, 1803. Here they acquired the expedition's third boat, a pirogue. After recruiting twelve more soldiers, the Captains hired expert boatman and interpreter . . . — Map (db m143581) HM
Illinois (Randolph County), Kaskaskia — The Liberty Bell of the West
This bell, given by King Louis XV of France to the Catholic Church of the Illinois Country in 1741, has been in Kaskaskia for centuries. The people of Kaskaskia rang it in celebration after George Rogers Clark occupied the town on July 4, 1778, . . . — Map (db m143580) HM
Illinois (Randolph County), Praire Du Rocher — German World War I Howitzer
German World War I 1913 Howitzer Range 9,296 yds. — Map (db m148973) WM
Illinois (Randolph County), Prairie du Rocher — German World War I Field Gun
German World War I 15 CM (Krupp) Field Gun and Barrel Carrier Range 23,500 yds. Weight 7 ton (note only 2 in existence)Map (db m148979) HM

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