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Richland County Illinois Historical Markers

 
1950 Census Population Center Marker image, Touch for more information
By John Desaulniers, Jr., March 17, 2010
1950 Census Population Center Marker
Illinois (Richland County), Dundas — 1950 Census Population Center
This monument was erected to commemorate the determination of 1950 center of population of the United States of America in Richland County, Ill. and was dedicated October 18, 1951 at the ceremony attended by Adlai E. Stevenson Gov. State of Ill., . . . — Map (db m30393) HM
Illinois (Richland County), Olney — Robert Ridgway and "Bird Haven"
Robert Ridgway, leading American ornithologist, was born at Mount Carmel, Illinois, on July 2, 1850. As a youth he became interested in birds and sketched many specimens around his home. At the age of seventeen, he was appointed zoologist on a . . . — Map (db m99118) HM

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