“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Elwood, Illinois

Clickable Map of Will 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> Will County, IL (119) Cook County, IL (400) DuPage County, IL (23) Grundy County, IL (3) Kankakee County, IL (16) Kendall County, IL (3) Lake County, IN (40)  WillCounty(119) Will County (119)  CookCounty(400) Cook County (400)  DuPageCounty(23) DuPage County (23)  GrundyCounty(3) Grundy County (3)  KankakeeCounty(16) Kankakee County (16)  KendallCounty(3) Kendall County (3)  LakeCountyIndiana(40) Lake County (40)
Joliet is the county seat for Will County
Elwood is in Will County
      Will County (119)  
      Cook County (400)  
      DuPage County (23)  
      Grundy County (3)  
      Kankakee County (16)  
      Kendall County (3)  
      Lake County, Indiana (40)  
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1Illinois, Will County, Elwood — Abraham Lincoln Founding President
Near George Washington Avenue west of Abraham Lincoln Boulevard.
National Cemeteries were first developed in the United States during the Civil War. Due to mounting war casualties, on July 17, 1862, Congress empowered President Abraham Lincoln, "to purchase cemetery grounds and cause them to be securely . . . Map (db m157063) HM
2Illinois, Will County, Elwood — Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural AddressU.S. Capitol - March 4, 1865
Near George Washington Avenue west of Abraham Lincoln Boulevard.
The inscription on the base of the memorial bench is taken from his final formal speech given prior to his death on April 15, 1865. It was a five-minute speech where Lincoln reminded his audience that slavery had been the central cause of the Civil . . . Map (db m157064) HM
3Illinois, Will County, Elwood — Elwood ArsenalHelp from the Homefront
On East Mississippi Avenue at Douglas Street, on the right when traveling east on East Mississippi Avenue.
Threat of war in 1940 transformed the farming town of Elwood into a munitions manufacturing hub. The War Department acquired 40,000 acres and built two massive plants to assemble bombs and shells. The factories employed more than 20,000 people. . . . Map (db m157067) HM
4Illinois, Will County, Elwood — LGBT Veterans Memorial"with liberty and justice for all."
On George Washington Avenue.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have served honorably and admirably in America's armed forces. In their memory and in appreciation of their selfless service and sacrifice.Map (db m175190) WM
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Feb. 1, 2023