“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), Prophetstown — Prophetstown State ParkIndian Village
Here lived the Winnebagoes who fought on the side of the British in the War of 1812 and joined Black Hawk's Band in 1832. Prophetstown State Park authorized by the Illinois General Assembly in 1947 was sponsored by Representative George S. . . . — Map (db m131613) HM
Illinois (Whiteside County), Prophetstown — Wabokieshiek, White Cloud The Prophet
Native Americans lived along the lower portion of the Rock River for thousands of years. Through time they were drawn to the area's abundance of fish and wild game and its ability to grow domesticated plants. During the early 1800's, the Sauk lived . . . — Map (db m131611) 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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