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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tallula
Tallula, Illinois and Vicinity
▶ Menard County (17) ▶ Cass County (11) ▶ Logan County (36) ▶ Mason County (3) ▶ Sangamon County (125)
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| To the south stands a mature red hawthorne tree, planted around 1930 under the direction of the Garden Clubs of Illinois to beautify the highways leading to Lincoln's New Salem. Several organizations, including the Civilian Conservation Corps, . . . — — Map (db m57346) HM|
|William F. Berry, 1811 - 1835, is buried two miles west in the cemetery of Rock Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His father, the Rev. John M. Berry, founded the church in 1822. Abraham Lincoln and Berry were partners in a store at New Salem in . . . — — Map (db m78614) HM|
| "I think I may say that he was my scholar and I was his teacher." At New Salem, Lincoln read Graham's books and in 1833 studied grammar and surveying. Teacher in Kentucky and Illinois more than fifty years, Graham died in South Dakota. In 1933 his . . . — — Map (db m124185) HM|
|The historic village of New Salem lies two miles to the north. The founders of New Salem believed it would someday become a great river port like St. Louis or Cincinnati. ironically, the town vanished after just ten years, being supplanted by the . . . — — Map (db m57344) HM|
|The vast prairies of Illinois intimidated the frontier settlers that arrived here in the early 1800's. Pioneers worried about horrendous grass fires, bitter winter winds, scarcity of water, and deadly fumes seeping from the ground. The early . . . — — Map (db m57347) HM|
|The Sangamon River lies just a few miles to the east. The river's flowing water served as a travel conduit for Native Americans and early European explorers to the region. Settlers also depended heavily on the river for powering their mills. The . . . — — Map (db m57345) HM|