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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Metropolis, Illinois
Location of Metropolis, Illinois
► Massac County (13) ► Johnson County (4) ► Pope County (5) ► Pulaski County (8) ► Livingston County, Kentucky (10) ► McCracken County, Kentucky (143)
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|Named in honor of George Drouillard ((Drewyer)) who lived at Fort Massac before becoming one of the most valuable members on the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1803 - 1806. — — Map (db m154849) HM|
1500's Spanish Ownership
1702 French trading post and mission
1757 French fortification to block British expansion into Mississippi River, named Fort Massac
1764 French abandoned fort to British
1778 George Rogers Clark . . . — — Map (db m154811) HM|
|The monument, cannons and fountain are erected on this site of Old Fort Massac. Here on the twentieth of June, 1757, a fort called Fort Ascension, later known as Fort Massac, was completed by the French under Charles Phillippe Aubry. It was . . . — — Map (db m154822) HM|
| Dedicated to the fight against cancer on 5 November 2014 - Worlds first lighthouse built to help fight cancer
"Where there's light, there's Hope!" — — Map (db m146334) HM|
|George Rogers Clark arrived at Fort Massac on June 30, 1778, with about 175 men, under orders from Virginia to capture the British outposts in Illinois. British failure to regarrison the old French fort here enabled Clark to enter the Illinois . . . — — Map (db m60313) HM|
In Memory of
George Rogers Clark
and his faithful companions in arms
who by their enterprise courage
devotion and sagacity won the
Illinois Country for The Common
Wealth of Virginia and so for
the American Union. This monument . . . — — Map (db m154851) HM WM|
|In recognition of the efforts of Joseph Cullen Blair (1871-1960) to preserve and beautify the State of Illinois through the establishment of Fort Massac State Park and the Illinois State Park System.
J.C. Blair is credited as the "Father of . . . — — Map (db m154821) HM|
|On November 11, 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark arrived at Fort Massac. They spent three days here, recruiting men to join their westward expedition. They also hired George Drouillard to act as an interpreter on the journey. Known for his . . . — — Map (db m154569) HM|
|Noel Neill acted in almost 100 movies, but she is best known for her portrayal of Lois Lane in the television series "The Adventures of Superman." Miss Neill, also known as "The First Lady of Metropolis," has been a favorite celebrity guest of . . . — — Map (db m146300) HM|
|As old as the house it guards, this majestic magnolia is celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2020. A picture of the Elijah Curtis Home when the Curtis family lived here shows the young Magnolia. This tree was a seedling when it and others were . . . — — Map (db m167551) HM|
|Home to thousands of men, women, and children, the Cherokee Nation once spread across parts of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. The 1830 Indian Removal Act required that the Cherokee and other southeastern tribes surrender their land . . . — — Map (db m154723) HM|