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

Whiteside County Illinois Historical Markers

Prophetstown Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
Prophetstown Marker
Illinois (Whiteside County), Prophetstown — Prophetstown
Prophetstown occupies the site of the village of the Winnebago Prophet, which the Illinois volunteers destroyed on May 10, 1832, in the first act of hostility in the Black Hawk War. — Map (db m78268) HM
Illinois (Whiteside County), Rock Falls — Illinois and Mississippi Canal
Construction on the “Hennepin Canal,” as it was commonly known, began in 1892 and was completed in 1907 at a cost of more than seven million dollars. The main canal extended 75 miles from the Illinois River near Hennepin to the Rock . . . — Map (db m78269) HM
Illinois (Whiteside County), Sterling — Lincoln in Sterling
On July 18, 1856, Abraham Lincoln spent the night in this house as the guest of William Manahan. Lincoln had been invited by Robert Lange Wilson to address a John C. Fremont rally in Sterling. Wilson was a member of the famous Long Nine of the . . . — Map (db m78270) HM

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