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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bureau County, Illinois

 
Clickable Map of Bureau County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Bureau County, IL (17) Henry County, IL (40) LaSalle County, IL (97) Lee County, IL (52) Marshall County, IL (7) Putnam County, IL (5) Stark County, IL (1) Whiteside County, IL (37)  BureauCounty(17) Bureau County (17)  HenryCounty(40) Henry County (40)  LaSalleCounty(97) LaSalle County (97)  LeeCounty(52) Lee County (52)  MarshallCounty(7) Marshall County (7)  PutnamCounty(5) Putnam County (5)  StarkCounty(1) Stark County (1)  WhitesideCounty(37) Whiteside County (37)
Princeton is the county seat for Bureau County
Adjacent to Bureau County, Illinois
      Henry County (40)  
      LaSalle County (97)  
      Lee County (52)  
      Marshall County (7)  
      Putnam County (5)  
      Stark County (1)  
      Whiteside County (37)  
 
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1 Illinois, Bureau County, Cherry — Cherry Mine Disaster
Just north of town are remnants of the Cherry Coal Mine, where 259 miners lost their lives in one of the worst mine disasters in United States history. The St. Paul Coal Company began mining coal at Cherry in 1905 and by 1909 was mining 300,000 . . . Map (db m36734) HM
2 Illinois, Bureau County, Princeton — Enos and Elizabeth Mercer Matson / Peter and Jane Dawson Matson
In memory of Enos and Elizabeth Mercer Matson who came here in 1836 Peter and Jane Dawson Matson who came here in 1845 these two brothers and their families came from St. Clairsville, Belmont County, OhioMap (db m195957) HM
3 Illinois, Bureau County, Princeton — Owen Lovejoy Home
This two-story frame structure was the home of abolitionist Owen Lovejoy, who was born in Maine in 1811. Lovejoy moved into the house in 1838, when he became a Congregationalist minister. He was leader in the formation of the Republican Party in . . . Map (db m44351) HM
4 Illinois, Bureau County, Seatonville — Isam W. Seaton (1823-1903) and James H. Seaton (1828-1913)
In memory of Bureau County Pioneers. Sunk the first third Vein Coal mine in Hall Township in 1879. Sold in 1888 to C.W. & V. Coal Co. Mine closed in 1913. The town of Seatonville located on land owned by Seaton Brothers was named for them. This . . . Map (db m44350) HM
5 Illinois, Bureau County, Spring Valley — John Mitchell — 1870-1919
Pioneer resident of Spring Valley. Achieved national prominence in the settlement of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Strike in 1902 with the co-operation of President Theodore Roosevelt. President of United Mine Workers, 1889-1908. Author . . . Map (db m164894) HM
6 Illinois, Bureau County, Spring Valley — John Mitchell — 1870-1919
Pioneer resident of Spring Valley. Achieved national prominence in the settlement of the Pennsylvania anthracite miners strike in 1902 with the co-operation of President Theodore Roosevelt. President of United Mine Workers, 1889-1908. Author of two . . . Map (db m185083) HM
7 Illinois, Bureau County, Spring Valley — Korea Monument
Honor Roll 1950 Korean War 1955 These made the supreme sacrifice Joseph Cieslak • Frank Ogden Spring Valley Korean veterans Actis J • Alpaugh W • Anderson R • Andes J • Belski T • Bertalot F A • Bertotti R • Blum W • Bobbio L • . . . Map (db m185181) WM
8 Illinois, Bureau County, Spring Valley — Veteran's Memorial
[Top plaque] Dedicated to the armed services men and women of the Spring Valley area who volunteered their lives to preserve the freedom of our country. American Legion Post 182 Spring Valley, Illinois 1994 [Bottom . . . Map (db m185185) WM
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9 Illinois, Bureau County, Spring Valley — Vietnam Monument
Honor roll 1961 Vietnam War 1975 He made the supreme sacrifice Harry Lewis Jr. Spring Valley Vietnam veterans Actis R • Acuncius W • Andes J • Andreoni P • Andreoni W L • Angelo R • Ballerini L E • Ballerini L F • Ballerini L J • . . . Map (db m185172) WM
10 Illinois, Bureau County, Spring Valley — World War I Memorial
[Center plaque] American Legion Preamble · to · the · Constitution For God and country we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and . . . Map (db m185085) WM
11 Illinois, Bureau County, Spring Valley — World War II Memorial
[Center pillar] Bevington, Clarence • Biagioni, Theodore • Boroski, John • Chiesi, Albert • Croissant, Ellsworth • Dezutti, Vernon • Eiberger, Earl • Eiberger, John • Harzheim, Frank • Jeneski, Hubert • Kehoe, Martin • Krayauskas, Carl • . . . Map (db m185093) WM
12 Illinois, Bureau County, Tiskilwa — Lone Tree School — Open until 1942
Project of Tiskilwa Historical Society Listed on the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m213637) HM
13 Illinois, Bureau County, Walnut — Don Marquis
Don Marquis, American humorist, dramatist, and poet, was born in Walnut, July 29, 1878. In 1899 he went to Washington, D. C., where he began his career in journalism. He later worked on newspapers in Atlanta and New York City. In Atlanta he . . . Map (db m230562) HM
14 Illinois, Bureau County, Walnut — Walnut Veterans Memorial Park
[Front] “The purpose of all war is ultimate peace” – Saint Augustine [Side] In honor and memory of those who served. Our thanks to all at home and abroad who helped preserve our freedoms Freedom of speech • Freedom of worship • . . . Map (db m230579) WM
15 Illinois, Bureau County, Wyanet — In Memory of Henry Thomas — 1800 - 1843
First permanent white settlers in Bureau County May 4, 1828 First farmer, having plowed first furrow June 10, 1828 Parents of first while child born within county Jan. 15, 1830 First postmaster of Bureau County 1831 The . . . Map (db m44826) HM
16 Illinois, Bureau County, Wyanet — The Hennepin Canal — Hennepin Canal Parkway
[Sign #1] Anatomy of a Canal: Canals like the Hennepin are manmade waterways for boats to travel on. Many canals are built to make shortcuts between two existing bodies of water. The Hennepin Canal was built to carry cargo barges . . . Map (db m44828) HM
17 Illinois, Bureau County, Wyanet — Wyanet Soldier's Memorial
This tablet erected as a permanent tribute to all who served their flag and country.Map (db m44827) HM
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Feb. 27, 2024