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French-Colonial Home Site Of Jean Baptiste Hamelin Marker image, Touch for more information
By Jason Voigt, 2015
French-Colonial Home Site Of Jean Baptiste Hamelin Marker
Illinois (St. Clair County), Cahokia — French-Colonial Home Site Of Jean Baptiste Hamelin
With this marker we honor Captain Jean Baptiste Hamelin and the citizens of Cahokia for their sacrifice, and the role they played in the American Revolutionary War. In the latter days of the Revolutionary War, both American and British had ambitions . . . — Map (db m132349) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), East St. Louis — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On December 10, 1803 Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party camped at this place opposite St. Louis. The next morning, Clark left Lewis in St. Louis before heading upstream towards a winter campsite. They would spend five months in Illinois . . . — Map (db m132646) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), East St. Louis — Malcolm W. Martin Memorial Park
On June 7th, 2005, Gateway Center of Metropolitan St. Louis officially transferred the title of the Gateway Geyser and the 34.1 acres of grounds leading from the fountain to the Mississippi River to the Metro East Park and Recreation District . . . — Map (db m132873) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), East St. Louis — Mississippi River Overlook
The Mississippi River Overlook was completed in the spring of 2009 thanks to the support of the Gateway Center of Metropolitan St. Louis, which raised $4.2 million to fully fund its development. It was designed to anchor the western edge of the . . . — Map (db m132874) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), East St. Louis — The Gateway Geyser
One of the tallest fountains in the world, the Gateway Geyser began operating on May 27, 1995, helping to fulfill Malcolm W. Martin's vision of creating a landmark in East St. Louis that would complement the Gateway Arch. The Gateway Geyser was . . . — Map (db m132872) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), East St. Louis — YorkLewis & Clark Expedition — 1803-1806
York, as Clark's Body Slave, was an active voting member of the expedition. Described as big, very dark, strong, agile, athletic, and playful. York was known as "Big Medison" to Native Americans. From near this site he often paddled Lewis and Clark . . . — Map (db m132875) HM
Illinois (St. Clair County), Mascoutah — Illinois Remembers POW/MIA

LTC Donald Parsons, Sparta

Capt Roger Partington, Sparta

SSG Oral Terry, Mascoutah — Map (db m96039) WM


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