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Historical Markers and War Memorials in LaSalle County, Illinois

Clickable Map of LaSalle County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> LaSalle County, IL (86) Bureau County, IL (15) DeKalb County, IL (5) Grundy County, IL (3) Kendall County, IL (3) Lee County, IL (22) Livingston County, IL (47) Marshall County, IL (7) Putnam County, IL (5) Woodford County, IL (5)  LaSalleCounty(86) LaSalle County (86)  BureauCounty(15) Bureau County (15)  DeKalbCounty(5) DeKalb County (5)  GrundyCounty(3) Grundy County (3)  KendallCounty(3) Kendall County (3)  LeeCounty(22) Lee County (22)  LivingstonCounty(47) Livingston County (47)  MarshallCounty(7) Marshall County (7)  PutnamCounty(5) Putnam County (5)  WoodfordCounty(5) Woodford County (5)
Ottawa is the county seat for LaSalle County
Adjacent to LaSalle County, Illinois
      Bureau County (15)  
      DeKalb County (5)  
      Grundy County (3)  
      Kendall County (3)  
      Lee County (22)  
      Livingston County (47)  
      Marshall County (7)  
      Putnam County (5)  
      Woodford County (5)  
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1 Illinois, LaSalle County, La Salle — St. Roch's Bells
The bells on this site once rang in St Roch's Slovenian Church in LaSalle, Illinois and were moved here in 1988.Map (db m203577) HM
2 Illinois, LaSalle County, LaSalle — Dr. Paul Carus / Dr. Daisetz Teitaru Suzuki
Dr. Paul Carus Born July 18, 1852, Ilsenburg in Harz, Germany Died February 11, 1919, LaSalle, Illinois Dr. Paul Carus, who lived and worked at 1307 7th St, LaSalle, Illinois, was editor of the Open Court Publishing Company & The Open . . . Map (db m65300) HM
3 Illinois, LaSalle County, Lasalle — Hegeler Carus Mansion
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This home possesses national significance because of its architect, W. W. Boyington; its interior designer, August Fiedler; and as the birthplace of Open Court Publishing Company, an . . . Map (db m185188) HM
4 Illinois, LaSalle County, Lasalle — Julius W. Hegeler I Home1306 Seventh Street
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places Made possible by a challenge grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead TrustMap (db m185187) HM
5 Illinois, LaSalle County, LaSalle — La Salle-Peru, Illinois
The story of the twin cities of LaSalle and Peru is closely interwoven with the history of the Illinois River and the Illinois and Michigan Canal. In 1673, Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet passed through this area by way of the Illinois River . . . Map (db m51066) HM
6 Illinois, LaSalle County, LaSalle — LaSalle City Hall-1906745 Second Street
In 1906, Mayor Walter A. Panneck sold 450 city hall bonds to help raise the $75,000 needed to build a new city hall. Designed by local architect Victor A. Matteson and built by M.W. Allen & Sons from Peoria and J.M. Dougherty from Ottawa, the . . . Map (db m65301) HM
7 Illinois, LaSalle County, Lowell — Benjamin Lundy1789 - 1839
Philanthropist - Pioneer Abolitionist - Publisher - Census of Universal Emancipation, Fore-Runner of "Western Citizen" now "Chicago Tribune". He Gave His Life and Fortune For FreedomMap (db m197995) HM
8 Illinois, LaSalle County, Lowell — Lowell United Methodist Church
William Seeley, who came to LaSalle County in 1828, platted the town of Lowell. A church was built in 1851 serving Anglicans, Baptists, Congregationalists and Methodists. In 1856, in fulfillment of their having built a place of worship, he deeded . . . Map (db m197821) HM
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9 Illinois, LaSalle County, Mendota — Railroads and the Founding of Mendota
In 1853 two railroads met near this spot and the community of Mendota was born. Mendota is an Indian word said to mean "crossing of the trails." The Chicago & Aurora Railroad planned to expand southwest from Aurora to meet the Illinois . . . Map (db m192401) HM
10 Illinois, LaSalle County, Naplate — Camp Cushman Volunteers
Camp Cushman Volunteers 1861-1865 Erected 1941Map (db m200451) WM
11 Illinois, LaSalle County, Naplate — Remembering the Tornado
Remembering the tornado of February 28, 2017 that brought our communities together as one in the face of adversityMap (db m200455) HM
12 Illinois, LaSalle County, North Utica — Aitken School
This one room schoolhouse was originally established as District One in a deed notarized by Horace D. Hickok, brother of "Wild Bill" Hickok on August 8, 1865. It was later referred to as the Aitken School after John Malcolm Aitken, a stalwart friend . . . Map (db m185193) HM
13 Illinois, LaSalle County, North Utica — Canal Warehouse
This stone building was a warehouse on the Illinois and Michigan Canal, which was completed in 1848. The building was constructed one year later by James Clark, a resident of Utica. Before the advent of the railroads the canal was the main . . . Map (db m185195) HM
14 Illinois, LaSalle County, North Utica — Père Marquette
[Front] Born at Laon France June 1 1637 he died near Ludington Michigan May 18 1675 Devoted missioner and heroic priest-explorer he offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass near this spot Maundy Thursday and Easter Sunday 1675 and . . . Map (db m185190) HM
15 Illinois, LaSalle County, North Utica — Tornado Memorial
A tornado, with little warning of its violent fury, struck downtown Utica on April 20, 2004. Nine persons perished in its aftermath, with eight of those in the Milestone Tavern. Nine people were rescued. Many homes and buildings were damaged or . . . Map (db m185192) HM
16 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — A New Water Highway
Prior to the 20th century, the Illinois River was shallow and much of it was not navigable. The Illinois & Michigan (I&M) Canal was built in 1848 to connect Lake Michigan to the navigable part of the Illinois River, thereby connecting this part of . . . Map (db m207608) HM
17 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — Building Starved Rock Lodge
In 1933 the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the core of Starved Rock Lodge — the lobby, dining room, kitchen and cabins for a cost of $200,000. Also they constructed many of the structures - bridges, shelters, and the trails you see today. . . . Map (db m185000) HM
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18 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — Casimir Pulaski Memorial
A memorial to Brigadier-General Casimir Pulaski Revolutionary War-hero father of American cavalry on the 150th anniversary of his death Born in Poland in 1748. At the age of 25, had achieved a European reputation as first-class military . . . Map (db m213622) HM WM
19 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — Commemorating the Deeds of the Union Veterans of the Civil War
Presented by the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic Department of Illinois. 1861-5 — 1914 Ida E. Wright President Commemorating the Deeds of the Union Veterans of the Civil War ————— ”With malice toward none with charity for all” Lincoln . . . Map (db m213925) WM
20 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — Cox Country Grade Schoolc. 1840 Until 1954
Named after Henry Cox, farmer and jeweler, who donated the land. A one room, one teacher school stood on this corner until 1976. Teachers served the surrounding community in the school until 1954. Dedicated to Blanche Maher, (1943 until 1954), the . . . Map (db m191419) HM
21 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — Fort St. Louis
Archaeological excavations by the State of Illinois and the University of Chicago have shown Starved Rock the site of the first permanent fortress in the Illinois country. Erected 1682-1683 by La Salle and his Lieutenant Tonti.Map (db m207611) HM
22 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — Fort Wilbourn
On the eminence to the southwest stood Fort Wilbourn, where the Third Army of Illinois volunteers was mustered in for service in the Black Hawk War. Here on June 16, 1832 Abraham Lincoln enlisted as a private in Jacob M. Early's company, his third . . . Map (db m184997) HM
23 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — Oglesby War Memorial
In honor of those who served in World War II and in Korea and in Southeast Asia in everlasting memory of those who paid the supreme sacrifice Alfonso Bassetti • Frank Bovee • Ralph Boyd • Cody Calkins • Leroy Carbine • Barrett Corneille • Charles . . . Map (db m213442) WM
24 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — Oglesby World War I Memorial
Memorial dedicated to the soldiers and sailors of Oglesby Illinois who offered their service and lives at the nation's call in the Great World War — 1914-1918 (Star denotes killed in action) Roll of Honor Thomas Allen • Thomas . . . Map (db m213435) WM
25 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — Oglesby/Piety Hill/Jonesville Korean War Memorial
Korean War Not forgotten Honoring veterans of Korean War who lived in and left from Oglesby, Piety Hill and Jonesville and served between the dates of June 25, 1950 – July 27, 1953 Argubright, Thomas • Baima, Donald • Baima, Martin • . . . Map (db m213443) WM
26 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — Oglesby/Piety Hill/Jonesville Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Our cause was just Honoring those who lived in and left from Oglesby, Piety Hill and Jonesville and served between Feb. 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975. * Denotes killed in action Allen, Brian A. • Angelo, Frank C. • Arboit, Terry J. • . . . Map (db m213355) WM
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27 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — Oglesby/Piety Hill/Jonesville World War II Memorial
Honoring veterans of World War II who lived in and left from Oglesby, Piety Hill, and Jonesville, between the dates of Dec. 7, 1941 – Sept. 2, 1945 Aimone, Donald • Akucka, Lawrence • Allen, Albert H. • Amadon, Joseph • Ambrose, Charles . . . Map (db m213535) WM
28 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — René Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle1643-1687
La Salle was a man of vision and courage. He established contact with Native Americans and brought European culture to this area, while acting as a peacemaker in his actions with local Indian peoples. His explorations were responsible for expansion . . . Map (db m207606) HM
29 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — Starved RockNational Historic Landmark
. . . Map (db m207613) HM
30 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — The Legend of Starved RockA story that has captured and will continue to capture imaginations of visitors for generations — You are now standing 125 feet above the Illinois River on the bluff known as Starved Rock —
Odawa (Ottawa) war chief Pontiac was said to have been murdered by an Illinois tribe member during a council meeting in today's Joliet. Seeking revenge, the Odawa and Potawatomi attacked the Illinois village near Starved Rock. The Illinois . . . Map (db m207609) HM
31 Illinois, LaSalle County, Oglesby — This Plaque is Placed in Memory of the Patriots
This plaque is placed in memory of the Patriots who gave their lives for their country. Soldiers of the American Revolution, and soldiers and sailors of the War of 1812. Original flag staff and plaque dedicated September 6, 1913 by The . . . Map (db m207607) WM
32 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — The Daily Times
Established as The Constitutionalist in 1844 The ninth oldest daily newspaper in the State of Illinois Member Small Newspaper Group, Inc. With other publications in: Kankakee, Illinois; Moline, Illinois; LaPorte, Indiana; Rock . . . Map (db m185044) HM
33 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — 100 W. Jefferson St.
This property has been designated a Local Historic Landmark by the City of Ottawa, Illinois July 21, 2009Map (db m185041) HM
34 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — 1333 Ottawa Ave.circa 1852
This property has been designated a Local Historic Landmark by the City of Ottawa, Illinois April 7, 2009Map (db m185076) HM
35 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — 215 E. Prospect Ave
This property has been designated a Local Historic Landmark by the City of Ottawa, Illinois March 20, 2018Map (db m185033) HM
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36 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — 622 Chapel St.circa 1891
This property has been designated a Local Historic Landmark by the City of Ottawa, Illinois January 20, 2009Map (db m185065) HM
37 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — 626 Chapel St.circa 1914
This property has been designated a Local Historical Landmark by the City of Ottawa, Illinois October 6, 2009Map (db m185064) HM
38 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — 704 Orleans St.circa 1868
This property has been designated a Local Historic Landmark by the City of Ottawa, Illinois January 20, 2009Map (db m185075) HM
39 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Abraham Lincoln
In honor of Abraham Lincoln who practiced law 1851 to 1859 before the Supreme Court of Illinois at its sessions that held in the old LaSalle County Court House on this site. Erected by the Illini Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1922Map (db m200089) HM
40 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Board of Supervisors
In honor of the pioneers who, on May 27 1850, took over direction of county affairs from the commissioner's court of 1831-1850 and organized here the first board of supervisors. Erected by the LaSalle County Board of Supervisors 1950Map (db m200088) HM
41 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Camp Hunter
In the autumn of 1861 the valley before you, bounded by bluff, creek, and river, was known as Camp Hunter. Here on September 26, the 4th Illinois Cavalry mustered for duty, beginning military training and a three-year enlistment. White tents . . . Map (db m185004) HM
42 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Centennial Memorial Ottawa Illinois
Illinois Centennial Memorial to the early residents of Ottawa and vicinity, 1818-1918Map (db m200620) HM
43 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Episcopal Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior c. 1871Map (db m198803) HM
44 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — First Lincoln-Douglas DebateLooking for Lincoln
First Lincoln-Douglas Debate Abraham Lincoln's first heated exchanged with Stephen A. Douglas on Aug 21, 1858 in Ottawa was received coolly by his advisors. They insisted Lincoln had treated Douglas entirely too "tenderly." . . . Map (db m65302) HM
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45 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Fisher-Nash Cottage
has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1852Map (db m185077) HM
46 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Fisher-Nash Mansionc. 1852
Map (db m185078) HM
47 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Fort Johnston
. . . Map (db m185029) HM WM
48 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Here Abraham Lincoln was entertained
in the home of J. O. Glover, after giving his first joint debate with Douglas at Ottawa , August 21, 1858.Map (db m185039) HM
49 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Hossack House
. . . Map (db m185010) HM
50 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Illinois and Michigan Canal
This historic artery of travel was begun in 1836 and finished in 1848. By carrying pioneers and their produce between Lake Michigan and the Illinois Valley, it figured largely in the development of northern Illinois. Superseded by the deep waterway . . . Map (db m185049) HM
51 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Illinois Appellate Court
Illinois Appellate Court Third District Formerly the Northern Grand Division of the Illinois Supreme Court and the Second District Appellate Court has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United . . . Map (db m198802) HM
52 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — In Memory of Dickey's Cavalry
4th Ill. Volunteers Camp Dickey 1861 — 1865 Erected 1942Map (db m185005) WM
53 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — In Memory of W.R. Foster
In memory of W.R Foster (1863-1957) Superintendent of LaSalle County schools for 40 years from 1907 to 1947. Educator, civic leader and man outstanding, able, inspiring, helpful, humorous, and loyal-- who enriched the lives of hundreds . . . Map (db m198468) HM
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54 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Jim Gray's Escape to Freedom
In 1859, Jim Gray, a slave who escaped from Missouri, was apprehended in Illinois by slave hunters. Gray was taken to Ottawa for a hearing before Justice John Dean Caton of the Illinois Supreme Court's northern division. On October 19, with a . . . Map (db m201759) HM
55 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — LaSalle County Civil War Soldiers Memorial
[Unreadable due to deterioration]Map (db m186007) WM
56 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Lasalle County Courthouse
This courthouse was erected in 1881, 82, 83 being the fourth on this site. The first and second were of wood. The third of brick. This cornerstone was laid by the Masonic Fraternity July 4, 1881. The cost of the building was 127,127.01. . . . Map (db m198464) HM
57 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Lincoln and Douglas Debate
This tablet marks the site of the first Lincoln and Douglas Debate held August 21st, 1858.Map (db m65297) HM
58 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Lincoln Slept HereLooking for Lincoln
Joseph Otis Glover could boast “Lincoln Slept Here” in a bedroom in his modest home at 810 Columbus St. Traveling political candidates often put up at the homes of supporters. Thus, when Lincoln arrived in Ottawa on August 21, 1858, for his . . . Map (db m185038) HM
59 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Lincoln the LitigatorLooking for Lincoln
On this site stood the Third LaSalle County Courthouse. Actually the second courthouse to be erected at this location, the Third LaSalle County Courthouse was completed in the latter part of 1841. It was a two-story brick structure, with imposing . . . Map (db m65303) HM
60 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — O'Conor Housec. 1921
. . . Map (db m185066) HM
61 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Remembering the Radium Girls
“The doctors tell me I will die, but I mustn't. I have too much to live for …” — Former Radium Dial employee, Catherine Donohue (1903-1938)
In 1918, the Radium Dial Company opened its doors in Ottawa's downtown. On that . . . Map (db m202329) HM
62 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Stephen Douglas
In honor of Stephen A Douglas. A great American who spoke on this site October 25, 1840 and September 13, 1854. He also debated the slavery extension issue with Abraham Lincoln August 21, 1858. His last talk in Ottawa was on October 8, 1860 as a . . . Map (db m200087) HM
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63 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — The First Lincoln-Douglas Debate
On August 21, 1858, the first of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and United States Senator Stephen A. Douglas took place in this park. Approximately 10,000 people gathered to hear the two candidates discuss the question of slavery in America. . . . Map (db m65299) HM
64 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — The Home of John Hossack
This tablet marks the home of John Hossáck It was here he directed the underground freedom of slaves 1859 Erected by Illini Chapter D.A.R. 1947Map (db m185011) HM
65 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Veterans Memorial
[Center] Dedicated to the men and women of our community who served our country World War I World War II Korea Vietnam 1917 - 1973 Rest in Peace [Left wing] World War I Adler, George • Anderson, . . . Map (db m185045) WM
66 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — War of 1812 Soldiers at Ottawa Avenue Cemetery
. . . Map (db m199853) WM
67 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — Washington SquareSite of First Lincoln-Douglas Debate
On August 21, 1858, the first of the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas was held in Washington Square. Here ten thousand heard the two candidates debate for a seat in the United States Senate. Principally, the great . . . Map (db m65325) HM
68 Illinois, LaSalle County, Ottawa — William D. BoycePublisher Explorer Humanitarian
In appreciation of his service to the Boyhood of America. Inspired by the good turn of an unknown English Scout, he brought scouting to the United States.Map (db m82183) HM
69 Illinois, LaSalle County, Peru — Maud Powell1867 - 1920
Maud Powell's devotion to her violin, her art and humanity made her one of America's most revered and beloved musicians. The great-hearted artist believed strongly that “nothing was ever accomplished without faith and enthusiasm”. Her love for her . . . Map (db m185186) HM
70 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — 100th Anniversary of the First Transcontinental FlightOctober 9, 2011
One of the first great aviation events in Illinois was the arrival of a flying contraption known as the Vin Fiz Flyer, which landed in Streator on October 9, 1911 as part of the first transcontinental flight across the United States. A large . . . Map (db m145165) HM
71 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — A United HomefrontFree Service Canteen — Streator, Illinois —
World War II affected every part of American society. Despite the recent Great Depression, the public was very generous and gave all they could to help the US win the war. The massive war effort moved thousands of troops across the country for . . . Map (db m185081) HM
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72 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — American Heroes Muralby Gene Davis
The City of Streator wishes to thank artist Gene Davis for his inspiration of the American Heroes Mural for the City Park. Thank You to these donors— AMVETS Post 120 • Streator Firefighters #56 • City of Streator • Doug Patterson • Joe . . . Map (db m185338) WM
73 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — Clyde William Tombaugh
Clyde William Tombaugh was born near Reading (south of Streator) in 1906. He attended Heenanville Grade School and Streator High School and became interested in astronomy at an early age. In 1922 his family moved to Kansas. He built telescopes and . . . Map (db m145184) HM
74 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — Colonel Ralph Plumb1816-1903
Streator’s founding father was a noteworthy politician, successful businessman, courageous patriot and remarkable humanitarian. His helping hand, hopeful words, and loving heart were devoted to the service of humanity; his greatest gifts were his . . . Map (db m185073) HM
75 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — Dedicated to the Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots of the American Revolutionary War
Dedicated to the Soldiers, Sailors, and Patriots of the American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783, whose valor, courage, and love of Freedom secured the blessings of Liberty and Independence for our Nation. October 19, 1997 by Streator Chapter . . . Map (db m185099) WM
76 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — Edward Plumb
Disney Composer for Bambi and Arranger of Fantasia Born here 1907Map (db m185132) HM
77 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — George "Honey Boy" EvansAmerica's Greatest Minstrel
B. P. O. E. No. 591 The home lodge of George “Honey Boy” Evans America’s Greatest Minstrel "His faults we have written upon the sand, his virtues upon the tablets of Love and Memory."Map (db m185152) HM
78 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — Streator Baseball
The Semi-pro Streator Reds have a baseball history dating back to the 1880’s, having played Major League teams in exhibition games. In 1908, the Streator Reds beat the World Champion Chicago Cubs in an exhibition game after the World Series. Born . . . Map (db m185122) HM
79 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — Streator Civil War Memorial
[south]Dedicated to All area men who fought in the American Civil War [east]In honor of Orion P. Howe youngest recipient of Congressional Medal of Honor [west]In honor of Lyston D. Howe youngest to serve in the Civil . . . Map (db m185100) HM WM
80 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — Streator's Stargazer
”I always wanted to know what’s on the other side of the mountain.” —Clyde Tombaugh A Life of Discovery Clyde Tombaugh's love of astronomy began as a young boy growing up near Streator. At age 24, he became famous for . . . Map (db m177433) HM
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81 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — The Flight of the Vin FizCalbraith P. Rogers
The first transcontinental flight was completed in 1911 by Cal Rodgers, who learned to fly after only 90 minutes of instruction from Orville Wright. Answering a challenge by William Randolph Hearst to fly cross country in 30 days, Cal was sponsored . . . Map (db m185089) HM
82 Illinois, LaSalle County, Streator — World War IIMemorial
Dedicated May 26th 1945 to the over 1200 men and women who served during W.W. II from the Streator land area. It also stands as a reminder that over 80 of those 1200 gave their lives in the defense of this nation and that of other nations so that . . . Map (db m186197) WM
83 Illinois, LaSalle County, Troy Grove — Civil War Memorial
In Memory of Our heroes 1861-1865 Buried in unknown graves Wm Petts L.W. Clark H.S. Dunlap F.M. Maddox D.M. Harris Addis Linn A.I. Gilbert Thos Newell Alex Murray Chas. Meinhart John Scheutz D.C. Rynearson . . . Map (db m199852) WM
84 Illinois, LaSalle County, Troy Grove — James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok
Pioneer of the Great Plains, born here May 27, 1837. Assassinated at Deadwood, August 2, 1876. Served his country as a scout and a spy in the western States, to preserve the Union in the Civil War. Equally great were his services on the frontier as . . . Map (db m30858) HM
85 Illinois, LaSalle County, Troy Grove — Troy Grove Township Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all the men and women of the Village of Troy Grove who served our country in war and peace Russell Graper • Jerry Roach • Henry Miller • James Omahen • Ross Downing • Kenneth Bauer • Dwight Edgcomb • Bernie Siebert • Edward Baker . . . Map (db m202058) WM
86 Illinois, LaSalle County, Troy Grove — Wild Bill HickokState Memorial
James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was born May 27, 1837, in a house that stood on this block. His parents, William A. and Polly Butler Hickok, settled in Troy Grove (then called Homer) in 1836 after living for a time at Tonica (then called Bailey's . . . Map (db m199848) HM
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Jun. 6, 2023