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By Jason Voigt, May 12, 2020
A Quincy "Copperhead" Marker
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — A Quincy "Copperhead" — Looking for Lincoln
Singleton had succumbed "Hook and Line" to the Democrats, stated Lincoln in 1854. He and Quincyan James W. Singleton had been fellow Whigs and disciples of Henry Clay. They had campaigned together in 1848 during Whig Zachary Taylor's . . . — Map (db m150599) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — A Victorian Cemetery — Looking for Lincoln
Woodland Cemetery—The necropolis that in life (Cornelius Volk) did so much to beaut(ify) and make attractive" (Quincy Daily-Herald, 1898). Among significant historical Woodland memorials are the gravestones of Orville and . . . — Map (db m150258) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Archaic — A Time of Change — 3000 - 1000 B.C. —
Warmer climate ends the Ice Age and encourages the growth of different plants. Deciduous trees replace open spruce woodlands. Many Ice Age animals become extinct, and woodland animals such as white-tailed deer are more common. About 7,000 years ago . . . — Map (db m150277) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Augustine Tolton
Father Tolton, the first negro priest in the United States, was born of slave parents in Brush Creek, Missouri, in 1854. Educated at Quincy schools, he returned to this city after his ordination in Rome, Italy, in 1886. He celebrated his first . . . — Map (db m58799) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Douglas' Disciple — Looking for Lincoln
"I regard (Richardson) as one of the truest men that ever lived; he 'sticks to judge Douglas through thick and thin" (A. Lincoln, 1860). Douglas composed the 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act. William A. Richardson, another Quincyan and Douglas' . . . — Map (db m58760) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Downtown Quincy in 1858 — Looking for Lincoln
Sixteen days of rain had laid a coat of mud over the macadam streets that wrapped the city's square. Called the "Model City" because of its beautiful setting on the bluffs, Quincy in 1858 occupied about five square miles within . . . — Map (db m58759) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — His Friends Rest Here — Looking for Lincoln
"Here, too, the father of the town, with other men of large renown, are gathered by that reaper stern, who cuts down each and all in turn" (Henry Asbury, Reminiscences of Quincy, Illinois". Referring to the leaders from an earlier . . . — Map (db m150257) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Honoring Soldiers — Woodland Cemetery
Inscription - North Side of Monument How sleep the brave, who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallow'd mold, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than . . . — Map (db m150044) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — In Memory of the Potawatomi Indian "Trail of Death" — Indiana to Kansas, September 4 - November 4, 1838
From October 8-10, 1838, more than 800 Potawatomi Indians were encamped here in Quincy, Illinois and directly across the Mississippi River in Missouri. They were being forced to march from Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana to Eastern Kansas . . . — Map (db m150021) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Indian Mounds Park — Preserving a Legacy
In 1888, the Quincy Boulevard & Park Association was created to determine the location of parks and to develop beautiful boulevards. As early as 1894, E.J. Parker, the Association's president, began discussions with the city to acquire land where . . . — Map (db m150072) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — John Wood 1798-1880
In 1846, a majestic white oak stood on a Mississippi River Bluff on property owned by Quincy founder John Wood. It towered over the trees that surrounded it. When Wood began to plat Woodland, he chose this oak as the point around which the . . . — Map (db m150048) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — John Wood Mansion — Erected 1835
The home of Governor John Wood Governor State of Illinois 1860-1861 Founder of Quincy, Illinois — Map (db m58738) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Limestone Capitals — First United Presbyterian Church, 1879
First United Presbyterian Church, 1879 8th & Broadway Gothic Revival Style Robert Bunce, Architect The majority of churches built in Quincy in the 19th century revived a European Gothic style with pointed arches over the entrance and . . . — Map (db m150586) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln Correspondent — Looking for Lincoln
"The points you propose to press upon Douglas, he will be very hard to get up to" ):Lincoln letter to Henry Asbury, 1858). Originally a Kentucky Whig, Henry Asbury was one of the founders of the Republican Party in Illinois along with . . . — Map (db m58753) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln Promoter — Looking for Lincoln
"You are one of my most valued friends" (Lincoln letter to Abraham Jonas, 1860). Their friendship began in 1843 in Springfield when Lincoln and Jonas served together in the Illinois House of Representatives. Jonas became an early and . . . — Map (db m58764) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln-Douglas Debate — Looking for Lincoln
On October 13 1858, two candidates for U.S. Senate met in this public square for a sixth debate. Quincy, in the west-central portion of the state, was a true battleground area where both candidates saw reasonable prospects of victory. . . . — Map (db m58781) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln's 1854 Visit — Looking for Lincoln
On November 1, 1854 an incensed Lincoln attacked the immorality of slavery in a speech at Kendall Hall. Lincoln was awakened from a five-bear political slumber by Douglas's Kansas-Nebraska Act, attacking it in a series of speeches in . . . — Map (db m149831) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln's Confidante — Looking for Lincoln
Quincy's Eliza Caldwell Browning and Abraham Lincoln first met in 1836. She was a new bride, and he had just received his law license. When Eliza discovered Lincoln's "great merits," the two established an easy rapport. Their . . . — Map (db m58739) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln's Friend Johnston — Looking for Lincoln
Quincy lawyer and newspaper editor Andrew Johnston became acquainted with Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois Legislature when Lincoln served as representative and Johnson as assistant clerk. Like Lincoln, a Whig, Johnston was a law partner . . . — Map (db m58795) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln's Honored Friend — Looking for Lincoln
"Archie Williams was one of the strongest-minded and clearest-minded men in Illinois" (A. Lincoln). Lincoln and his friend Archibald Williams had much in common. Both were born in Kentucky and moved to Illinois. Williams coming to Quincy . . . — Map (db m58790) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lincoln's Quincy — Looking for Lincoln
With a population of nearly 13,000 in 1858, Quincy was the Adams County seat and the third largest city in Illinois. Quincy boasted a strong, growing economy based on its transportation, milling, pork packing, and light industry. In 1853 . . . — Map (db m58755) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Lorado Taft (1860 - 1936) — Sculptor of the Debate Memorial
Best remembered for his spectacular fountains, Lorado Taft was the creator of some of our nation's outstanding monuments. Some of his most significant include Blackhawk (Oregon, IL, 1911), The Columbus Memorial (Washington, D.C., . . . — Map (db m58782) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Marquette & Jolliet — Europeans Arrive
In AD 1673, Pere Jacques Marquette, a Jesuit missionary, Louis Jolliet, a mapmaker, and a small party of Frenchmen explore the Mississippi River by canoe. In eastern Missouri they find a village of the Peoria, one of the tribes that speaks the . . . — Map (db m150074) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Mississippian — The First Farmers — AD 1000-1300 —
Farming changes almost every part of life and leads to the development of Mississippian culture. Mississippian farmers grow corn, squash, beans, and some native plants. They also hunt, gather, and fish, producing enough food to feed towns and . . . — Map (db m150286) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Navy Reserve
On this site stood the U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center of Quincy. Built in the late 1940's, it had 3 Quonset huts, office building, and surface division 9-29(m) with up to 120 personnel. Many were veterans of W.W. II, Korea and Vietnam. Others . . . — Map (db m150027) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Niemann Building
On this exact spot, the corner stone placed in 1910 for the construction of one of the finest; best commercial buildings in this entire area. Through the years, many very successful businesses were housed here. In later years several very . . . — Map (db m150028) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Original Site of Quincy College
On this corner, in 1859, the Franciscan Fathers founded St. Francis Solanus College. In September of 1860, the College was relocated on Allstynes Prairie (the present site) at 19th and College Avenue. The charter was granted by the State of Illinois . . . — Map (db m150020) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Original Site of St. Peter Church
Founded in 1839 to serve the Irish Catholics of Quincy. Here runaway slave Augustine Tolton attended school, was confirmed and worked until he entered the seminary and became the first negro priest in the United States. — Map (db m150019) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Paleoindian — The First Illinoisans — 12,000-8000 BC —
People arrive in North America from Asia more than 14,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age. The formation of glaciers lowers sea level and exposes a wide land bridge connecting Asia and North America where the Bering Sea is today. In . . . — Map (db m150287) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Political Allies — Looking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln and John Wood shared similar political views, Both were members of the Whig Party and were strongly allied against slavery. Lincoln and Wood worked to establish the Republican Party, and each campaigned for the other's . . . — Map (db m58737) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Political Campaigning in 1858 — Looking for Lincoln
Quincy was in a festive mood for the all-day event with bands, banners, and thousands of people in attendance. Historian E.B. Long said, "It was a carnival time in Illinois. Mobs of thousands journeyed by wagon, horseback, boat and . . . — Map (db m150023) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Quincy
In 1804, the Sac and Fox cede their land between the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers to the United States. Nine years later, General Howard and 1,400 mounted rangers burn a Sac village near the future site of Quincy. Legend has it that the . . . — Map (db m150073) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Quincy's Judge Douglas — Looking for Lincoln
"His name fills the nation; and is not unknown, even in foreign lands" (A. Lincoln, 1856). Stephen A. Douglas, a Jacksonian Democrat, arrived in Quincy in 1841, at twenty-seven the youngest Supreme Court Judge in Illinois history. In . . . — Map (db m150024) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Search for Equality — Looking for Lincoln
"Who shall say, I am the superior, and you are the inferior?" asked Lincoln in July 1858. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates focused on slavery. During the October 13th Quincy debate Lincoln affirmed: "...in the right to eat the bread . . . — Map (db m58798) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Spire Section — First United Presbyterian Church, 1879
First United Presbyterian Church, 1879 8th & Broadway Gothic Revival Style Robert Bunce, Architect Construction began in May, 1875, but stalled when a violent storm collapsed the walls of the new church. Calamity struck again when fire . . . — Map (db m150591) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Steamboats and Railroads — Looking for Lincoln
Lincoln traveled to Quincy by stagecoach in 1854 after crossing the Illinois River at Naples. Lincoln's first documented visit was to support the Congressional candidacy of Archibald Williams and to attack the Kansas- Nebraska Act and . . . — Map (db m57881) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Stephen A. Douglas in Quincy
Statesman and politician Stephen A. Douglas began his distinguished national career in Quincy. A resident of the city from 1841-1847, he served as Associate Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court from 1841-1843, then in the U.S. House until he was . . . — Map (db m149962) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — The Browning House
On this site stood the house of Orville Hickman Browning (1806-1881) Illinois State Senator and Representative Senator, Secretary of the Interior, and Attorney General of the United States Friend and adviser of Presidents Abraham . . . — Map (db m150022) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — The History of South Park
In the early 1890's Quincy saw a need for a park on the South side. This property was then owned by Judge B.F. Berrian jointly with his brothers. On April 16, 1895 at a meeting of the City Council park committee a recommendation was made and . . . — Map (db m150206) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — The Latter-Day Saints in Quincy
In 1839, the Latter-Day Saints crossed the Mississippi River at this approximate site and were befriended by the citizens of Quincy. (Reverse:) "The citizens of Quincy (will) be held in everlasting remembrance for their unparalleled . . . — Map (db m150451) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — The Lord's Barn
Here on December 4, 1830 the first organized congregation in Quincy was established by the Reverend Asa Turner, one of seven Yale theological students, known as the "Yale Band," who pledge to save the "west" for Christ by founding churches and . . . — Map (db m150025) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — The Monument — Woodland Cemetery
Inscription - South Side of Monument "Consecrated A.D. 1867 by Sisters of the Good Samaritan in duty, affection, and reverence to the memory of the faithful soldiers of Adams county, who gave their lives that the nation might live." . . . — Map (db m150045) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — The Mormons in Quincy
Mormons in Missouri were forced to flee their homes or face death because of an "extermination order" issued in 1838 by Governor Lillburn Boggs. Many of them crossed into Illinois at Quincy and were made welcome by the people here. In April 1839 . . . — Map (db m149828) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Thomas Scott Baldwin 1858-1923
The home of Major Thomas Scott Baldwin, aviation pioneer, once stood at this location. Baldwin invented the first folding parachute here in 1887, and by the 1890's had become one of the highest paid parachute exhibitionists in the nation. He built . . . — Map (db m150016) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Tri-State Business Center — Looking for Lincoln
Quincy's brewers and brick makers, contractors and coopers, foundry and factory workers, and diverse other tradesmen made this Mississippi River community an important center of commerce in Lincoln's day. Quincy's businessmen, whose . . . — Map (db m57883) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Ulysses S. Grant
Colonel Ulysses S. Grant and the 21st Illinois infantry arrived in Quincy, Illinois, around noon on 11 July 1861 having completed the last leg of their journey across Illinois. From Quincy, the troops were ferried across the Mississippi River . . . — Map (db m150026) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Warm, Sincere Friendship — Looking for Lincoln
Quincy's Orville Hickman Browning was Lincoln's friend, advisor, and confidant. According to historian David Donald, Lincoln considered Browning an old friend "whom he could absolutely trust. He knew the Illinois senator would never . . . — Map (db m58742) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Welcome to Illinois
In 1673 the areas of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers were explored by Frenchmen Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette. Their voyages resulted in French claims on the area until 1763 when, by the Treaty of Paris, France ceded the land to . . . — Map (db m150015) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — Woodland — Village Life and Mound Building
Woodland people invent pottery for food storage and cooking and the bow and arrow for hunting and protection. They live in small villages, and they require raw materials and finished objects through long-distance trade. They bury their dead in . . . — Map (db m150278) HM
Illinois (Adams County), Quincy — World Trade Center Artifact — Dedicated by the City of Quincy September 11, 2011
This artifact is a section of the antenna tower located on the rooftop of WTC Building #1 which was destroyed during the tragic events of September 11, 2001. A television broadcasting antenna manufactured in Quincy, Illinois by Harris . . . — Map (db m150018) HM WM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — "Proceeding On"
In November, 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their growing contingent of "Corps of Discovery" men, spent five days here teaching each other celestial navigation and surveying skills. Using a sextant, octant, artificial horizon, and . . . — Map (db m19393) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Cairo, Illinois
Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix, a French Jesuit, reported as early as 1721 that the land at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers would be a strategic location for settlement and fortification. Nearly a century later, in 1818, the . . . — Map (db m144870) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Duncan Cannon
William B. Duncan, Chairman of the Mobile & Ohio Railroad, presented this Rodman smooth bore cannon to the city of Cairo as a gift, May 27, 1905. The gun saw action for both sides of the Civil War at Fort Morgan, Mobile, Alabama, in 1861, to protect . . . — Map (db m19423) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Historical Survey Marker
The beginning of the Third Principal Meridian is located in the Ohio River 1,735 feet directly north of this point. In November, 1803, this was the mouth of the Ohio River. At this location, the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery encamped for six . . . — Map (db m19415) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Lewis & Clark — Corps of Discovery
Charting the Confluence On November 14, 1803, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the Corps of Discovery stayed for six days, one of the longest stops made by the expedition. Here, they saw the Mississippi for the first time, . . . — Map (db m19413) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — Lewis and Clark in Illinois
On November 14, 1803, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their party landed at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the site of the present day Cairo. They spent nearly a week here, learning how to determine longitude and latitude, a . . . — Map (db m19419) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — The Beginning of the Third Principal Meridian
The beginning of the Third Principal Meridian is located in the Ohio River 1,810 feet directly north of this point. In November, 1803, this was the mouth of the Ohio River. At this location, the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery encamped for six . . . — Map (db m19420) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — The Meeting of the Rivers
Long known to the Indian who used the two great rivers as his highways for trade and war, this junction of the Ohio and the Mississippi was first sighted by Europeans when Marquette and Joliet glided past in 1673. Ten years later La Salle explored . . . — Map (db m19390) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — The Ohio River Bridge — Cairo, Illinois - Wickliffe, Kentucky
Completed November 11, 1933 Freed of Tolls November 11, 1948 by The Cairo Bridge Commission The Ohio River Bridge was conceived and built in the public interest by the Cairo Bridge Commission with the cooperation of the Federal Emergency . . . — Map (db m19421) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Cairo — York the Slave
York was the first known African American to cross the American continent. In the company of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery, from 1803-1806, he shared equally with them the rigors of the journey, but when the corps was honored, he received . . . — Map (db m41063) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Olive Branch — London School
This memorial recognizes the 109 year legacy of Rev. Nathan London, born a slave in 1830. Known then as "Nate Lundy", he distinguished himself, attaining the rank of sergeant and assistant paymaster in the Union army during the Civil War. His . . . — Map (db m40405) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Olive Branch — New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
The church, founded by Rev. Nathan London in 1882, was located near this section of road. The cornerstone, unearthed a few yards west, was donated by his family to the Cairo custom house. — Map (db m40409) HM
Illinois (Alexander County), Olive Branch — Ole London Farm
In 1879, Nathan London, of St. Louis, bought this 20 acre land tract. His son, Filmore, was deeded the land. Now the Jos. Blakemore family owns it. Ruth B. Chambers, only living grandchild, was honored here, Labor Day, 1999. — Map (db m40411) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Bond County Civil War Memorial
[East Face] In Memory of All Who Followed the Flag From 1861 to 1865 Living and Dead. Erected 1903 SHILOH [South Face] This monument is erected by the Grand Army of the Republic Women's Relief Corps, Sons of . . . — Map (db m34161) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Bond County Veterans Memorial
Lest We Forget This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Bond County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America Dedicated Nov. 11, 1997 In memory of those from Bond County who gave their lives . . . — Map (db m34189) WM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Bulkley-Buie Store — c. 1840
S.B. Bulkley's first business here was in a frame business house in 1833. In 1840, he tore it down and rebuilt in brick. His clerk, Alexander Buie, later became his partner and the store was enlarged. Buie also sold Bibles in his store. When Daniel . . . — Map (db m34148) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — F. P. Joy & Company
In 1870, W. S. Dann opened a small one room store at this location. Additions were built in 1880 and 1886. Mr. Dann was one of those most interested in the founding of Greenville College. F. P. Joy joined Dann within a few months of the store's . . . — Map (db m34147) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — First City Hall and Fire House — completed July 31, 1934
The building cost $15,000 and took 5 months to complete. "For the first time in Greenville's 119 years of history in which great progress was made in every other direction, the city really had its own building in which to conduct its business. In . . . — Map (db m34183) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Greenville — Finding a Place for Print
Imagine a world without books--a frontier where print is a luxury, often out of reach. It's the world you would have known in 1815, when George Davidson settled the bluff overlooking Little Shoal Creek, just a short walk from where you stand. . . . — Map (db m144131) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — History of Greenville-Bond County
Illinois Confederacy Indians roamed this prairie land, rich in game, which became Illinois County of Virginia. Ceded in 1784 to the United States it was successively included in the Northwest, Indiana; and in 1809, Illinois Territory. Formed in . . . — Map (db m34169) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — J. R. Bennett Building — 1870
The earliest records show Samuel Colcord's Sorghum Mill once stood here. In 1870 Charles R. Bennett opened his new drugstore. Four drugstores were operating on the square during this time. It was Kate Benneett, Charles' wife, who prevailed on her . . . — Map (db m34176) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — John Posch — Shoemaker from Austria
In 1912, at age 24, John Posch came to the United States with a dime in his pocket and a bag of tools. In Austria, he had apprenticed for four years as a shoemaker and passed his test to work the trade. In Greenville, he started up his business in a . . . — Map (db m144104) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Kendall Morse Town House — 1838
Constructed as a two story house, this is thought to be the oldest building still standing in Greenville. It as built by Kendall Morse, younger brother of Stephen Morse, who co-founded Almira College. The brothers were some of the most prosperous . . . — Map (db m144598) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Bond County
In memory fo the soldiers of the War of the American Revolution who are buried in Bond County, Illinois
John Diamond James Green Peter Hubbard Charles Johnson James Long Joseph McAdams Jacob Neer . . . — Map (db m34126) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Ronald Reagan
Dedicated to the memory of Ronald Reagan, who spoke at this intersection on October 18, 1980, while campaigning for the United States Presidency. — Map (db m34158) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — State Bank of Hoiles & Sons
This bank was established in August, 1869, by Charles Hoiles and Charles D. Hoiles. In December of 1895 the bank was incorporated as the State Bank of Hoiles & Sons with a capital of $25,000. In September, 1903, the capital stock was increased to . . . — Map (db m34155) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Turret Building
This building used to be balanced by another more ornate one at the northern most part of the block. The old Post Office and the Cyclone Hose Company, Greenville's first Fire Station, were located in what was known as the Demoulin block before the . . . — Map (db m34174) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — War of 1812 Soldiers Buried in Bond County
In memory of the who are buried in Bond County Amos Balch • Ansel Birge Welshier Buchanan • William Burgess Allen Comer • John Etzler Daniel Ferguson • John Floyd Boling Grigg • Bonham Harlan T. S. Hubbard • Joseph Hunter . . . — Map (db m34127) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Weise & Bradford Store — 1879
On this northwest corner of the square, the former Hotel Eureka (better known as the Franklin House) once stood. It served as the old stage coach house and was "the best house in town, two stories high, with a double porch on the front, and withal a . . . — Map (db m34185) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Greenville — Wells Judd Tire Sales
Built in 1918, this site was headquarters for Wells Judd Tire Sales, a Goodyear Tire Dealer for over 50 years. Managed by Earl Wildermann, it served the local tire and battery trade, as well as customers traveling on the National Trail. Restored in . . . — Map (db m144108) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Mulberry Grove — Mulberry Grove — The Shake Rag Stop
In the 1820s, not far from where you stand, passengers could board a stagecoach traveling west to Alton, Ill., or east to the Illinois Capitol at Vandalia. According to local lore, if passengers at the town tavern were waiting for a coach, the . . . — Map (db m144132) HM
Illinois (Bond County), Pocahontas — Pocahontas — Muscle, Metal, and Merchandise
The village square may be quiet today, but from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, the ring of hammers bending iron and shaping steel echoed down these streets. Northwest of where you stand, blacksmiths shaped horseshoes, linked chains, . . . — Map (db m144110) HM
Illinois (Brown County), Mount Sterling — Abraham Lincoln Spoke Here
Near this spot, then known as Curry's Grove, on October 19, 1858, Abraham Lincoln delivered an address in his campaign for the United States Senate. His words were little noted nor long remembered, but of such things too is history made. — Map (db m149876) HM
Illinois (Brown County), Mount Sterling — Mt. Sterling, Illinois
In 1824 Cornelius Vandeventer a native of Ohio, became the first permanent settler in this area. Additional pioneers came over the next few years from Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina. In 1829 Alexander Curry purchased a claim on . . . — Map (db m149875) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
Illinois (Carroll County), Lanark — A Stone Arch Bridge on the Galena Road
The Stone Arch Bridge that stands to the east of the present highway was on the Galena Road, once the most important trail in northern Illinois. Along this route innumerable people streamed northward to the lead mines near Galena every spring and . . . — Map (db m55806) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Mount Carroll — Lewistown Trail
Lewistown Trail ran from Springfield to Galena via Lewistown. From 1827 to 1837 it was one of the main routes to the Galena lead mines. In general the trail ran in a northerly direction, crossing the Rock River at Prophetstown. It then zigzagged . . . — Map (db m34241) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Mount Carroll — Shimer College
Mount Carroll Seminary was founded as a coeducational institution in 1853 by Frances Ann Wood (later Mrs. Shimer). After the Civil War, enrollment was limited to women. Rechartered in 1896 as the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, . . . — Map (db m34479) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Grand Army of the Republic Presentation — Gettysburg Address Plaque
Presented By Grand Army Of The Republic J.P. Plattenberger, Commander (Plaque has the text of the Gettysburg Address on it.) “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, . . . — Map (db m68359) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Helen Scott Hay
Helen Scott Hay, famous Red Cross nurse, was born near Lanark in this county. She was a graduate of Savanna High School, Northwestern University in Evanston, and the Illinois Training School for Nurses in Chicago, where she was later Superintendent. . . . — Map (db m55838) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Pierce Wigwam — 1828 • 1928
On this ground stood the Indian wigwam occupied by Aaron Pierce and his wife, Harriet Bellows Pierce, and their four children, November 4, 1828, first white settlers of Savanna. Erected in honor of his mother, Sila Pierce Bowen, by Frank Pierce . . . — Map (db m42660) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Plum River Falls
Steamboats once navigated to this point, where Plum River Falls powered saw, powder, grist, and flour mills at various times between 1836 and 1885. Near here the Rock Island Military and Prophetstown Trails to Galena were intersected as early as the . . . — Map (db m34261) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Army Depot Activity
[Ordnance Corps U.S.A. insignia] The area that encompasses Savanna Army Depot was acquired in 1917 when the United States Congress authorized the commanding officer of Rock Island Arsenal to purchase certain lands for the test of field . . . — Map (db m67267) HM WM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Community Veterans Memorial
In Grateful Tribute To The Men And Women Who Served Our Country To Protect The Cause Of All Freedoms — Map (db m68200) WM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Community World War II Honor Roll
In Affectionate Memory Of The Sons & Daughters Who Served Our Community In World War II Roll of Honor — Map (db m68199) WM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Public Library — Carnegie Library
Savanna Public Library — Map (db m68356) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Captain Abraham Lincoln — Looking for Lincoln
Rejecting a treaty, Black Hawk, a leader of the Sauk and Fox, led his hungry people back into Illinois from Iowa in early 1832, intending to plant corn. Black Hawk also hoped to form an alliance with the Winnebago and Pottawatomie. . . . — Map (db m57691) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — In Memory of Abraham Lincoln
In memory of Abraham Lincoln who, for the sake of a mother in distress, cleared her son Duff Armstrong of the charge of murder in this hall of justice. May 7 1858 — Map (db m57862) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln and Blackhawk — Looking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln and his men were among the 1,500 or so volunteers who had poured into Beardstown for basic military drills. These men had answered Gen. John Reynolds' call to drive Black Hawk and his people out of Illinois. The military . . . — Map (db m57689) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln and the River — Looking for Lincoln
When Abraham Lincoln sought election to the Illinois legislature in 1832, his platform focused on his belief that improvements should be made to the Sangamon River, which he said would be "vastly important and highly desirable to the . . . — Map (db m57856) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln in Beardstown — Looking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln first saw Beardstown in the Spring of 1831 as he, two friends, and Denton Offutt steered Offutt's flatboat laden with merchandise on their way to New Orleans. He returned in 1832, first in March to help get the steamer . . . — Map (db m57693) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln Photograph — Looking for Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln had just won an acquittal for his client William Duff Armstrong in what is now known as the celebrated Almanac Trial of May 7, 1858. At the conclusion of the trial, held on the second floor of the Cass County Courthouse . . . — Map (db m57858) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln the Candidate — Looking for Lincoln
People in Cass County knew Abraham Lincoln not only as a lawyer but also as a candidate for the Illinois legislature and U.S. Congress. Those earlier campaigns allowed Lincoln to hone his political skills for the 1858 senatorial content . . . — Map (db m57861) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Lincoln the Lawyer — Looking for Lincoln
It is the celebrated "Almanac Trial" of May 7, 1858 that has forever linked Abraham Lincoln with Beardstown. On that day, Lincoln defended William Duff Armstrong, the son of Lincoln's closest New Salem friends Jack and Hannah Armstrong. . . . — Map (db m57859) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech — Aug. 12, 1858
"A house divided cannot stand." — Map (db m57860) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Beardstown — Traveling to Beardstown — Looking for Lincoln
Travel in Abraham Lincoln's time was time-consuming, dirty, and usually downright uncomfortable. On many of his trips, Lincoln traveled by train to Meredosia. From there he had the choice of a steamboat or a bone-jarring ride in a . . . — Map (db m57863) HM
Illinois (Cass County), Chandlerville — Chandlerville
Founded 1832 by Dr. Charles Chandler of Rhode Island. — Map (db m58403) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Champaign — Champaign's Lincoln — Looking for Lincoln
Until the Illinois Central Railroad rolled into town, geese flocked to a pond in this vicinity. The IC cleared the pond and donated the land to the Congregationalist (today the Community United Church of Christ). Their sanctuary, completed near the . . . — Map (db m31113) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Champaign — The First Congregational Church — Champaign Historic Site
The First Congregational Church, built in 1855-56, was popularly known as the “Goose Pond” Church, because the site was once a water-filled area, home to flocks of wild geese and ducks. The church became a meeting center for numerous . . . — Map (db m31118) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Homer — Beginning of the Lincoln Circuit Trail — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial Circuit —
A National Historic trail of the Boy Scouts of America established in 1963 as part of the circuit traveled between Urbana and Danville, Il. By Abraham Lincoln on the Eighth Judicial District in 1847 - 1859. The trail traverses 16 miles easterly . . . — Map (db m23955) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Homer — On The Bloomington Road / The Clark Neighborhood — Looking for Lincoln
On the Bloomington Road The Fort Clark Road, later known as the Bloomington or State Road, was an important artery for commerce between Danville and Urbana. The road was first approved in 1826 by the Illinois Assembly. It was the first . . . — Map (db m23850) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Homer — Potawatomi Trail of Death — Davis' Point Encampment — September 20, 1838 —
Some 800 Potawatomi were forcibly removed by U.S. and Indiana officials from near Plymouth, Indiana and taken to eastern Kansas in 1838. Enroute 39 recorded deaths occurred. This tragic event became known as the “Trail of Death”. The . . . — Map (db m32503) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Longview — Community Honor Roll of Those Who Served — 1912 - World War One - 1918 — 1941 - World War Two - 1945 —
Map (db m89255) WM
Illinois (Champaign County), Longview — Former Site of Orizaba IL — 1879-1891
Former Site of ORIZABA IL 1879-1891 Site donated by Elizabeth Churchill De Moss Erected in 1988 by the Longview Lions Club — Map (db m89253) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Longview — Site of German Lutheran Immanuel Church
Services for this congregation began in 1870 in the Fairview schoolhouse one mile west, on the N.E. corner. The congregation was organized on October 29, 1876. This site for the first church, 208' x 209', was donated on January 11, 1877 by Claus and . . . — Map (db m89254) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Mahomet — Champaign County's Lincoln — Looking for Lincoln —
(Top Section) Champaign County was always on Lincoln’s circuit. Abraham Lincoln spent nearly 20 years of his life practicing law on the 8th Judicial Circuit, traveling from one county seat to another. Even as the circuit shrank while . . . — Map (db m24340) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Mahomet — Lincoln's Mahomet / Mahomet's Lincoln — Looking for Lincoln
Lincoln’s Mahomet Upper Section The village of Middletown-Mahomet was platted by Daniel Porter in 1832 on the west bank of the Sangamon River near its headwaters. The main street of the village was actually a new road, made necessary by . . . — Map (db m24374) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Ogden — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Champaign / Vermilion Counties — County Line Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District 1847 - 1859 — Map (db m10987) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Sadorus — Henry Sadorus — First White Settler —
In memory of Henry Sadorus First White Settler in Champaign County March 7, 1824 — Map (db m33301) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Sadorus — Potawatomi Trail of Death — Sadorus's Grove Encampment — September 22, 1838 —
Over 800 Potawatomi were forcibly removed from near Plymouth, Indiana by U. S. And Indiana Officials and taken to eastern Kansas in 1838. This historic event was named the “Trail of Death” after the tragic occurrence of 39 recorded . . . — Map (db m33251) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Sidney — Potawatomi Trail of Death — Sidney Encampment — September 21, 1838 —
Over 800 Potawatomi encamped at Sidney after their forced removal by U.S. and Indiana officials from near Plymouth, Indiana. They were being marched to eastern Kansas. Two people died at Sidney, including a child. A total of 39 Potawatomi tragically . . . — Map (db m33248) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), St. Joseph — Lincoln at Kelley's Tavern — Looking for Lincoln —
Kelley’s Tavern was originally called Strong’s Inn after Cyrus Strong, who built a mud-mortar log cabin here in the 1830's. The inn at Strong’s Ford was a stop on the Bloomington or State Road from Danville west to Urbana. Kelley’s Inn was a stop . . . — Map (db m23803) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Tolono — Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stop
Abraham Lincoln made his farewell address to the people of Illinois at the Tolono Station February 11, 1861. "I am leaving you on an errand of national importance, attended as you are aware with considerable difficulties. Let us believe as some poet . . . — Map (db m4720) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Tolono — Lincoln in Tolono — Looking for Lincoln —
Abraham Lincoln traveled through Tolono by locomotive at least eighteen times. He whiled the time away for his train connections by playing horseshoes and visiting with the Tolono residents. While campaigning in Illinois, Lincoln would frequently . . . — Map (db m23816) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Urbana — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Urbana, Illinois — County-Seat Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857 — Map (db m12194) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Urbana — Anthropology and Society
During the mid-twentieth century, two anthropologists made landmark contributions to their field. Julian H. Steward developed cultural ecology, a method for studying cultural change by analyzing the interaction of social life, environment, and . . . — Map (db m109619) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Urbana — Illini Supersweet Corn
Illini Supersweet Corn In 1953, John R. Laughnan discovered that kernels of mutant corn were "unusually sweet." Within eight years, Laughnan had developed the "Illini Supersweet" hybrid that revolutionized the sweet corn industry. . . . — Map (db m109618) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Urbana — Lincoln & Photography — Looking for Lincoln —
Top Section During the Spring term of the Circuit Court in 1858, Abraham Lincoln sat for a portrait with photographer Samuel Alschuler. Alschuler’s studio was on the second floor of the Lowenstern Building, at the southwest corner of . . . — Map (db m31120) HM
Illinois (Champaign County), Urbana — Urbana's Lincoln — Looking for Lincoln —
Top Section Murder, larceny, and even rape- - -the young circuit lawyer Abraham Lincoln, practicing in Urbana, handled cases involving all of these in the courthouse which stood on this city block. Lincoln unsuccessfully defended . . . — Map (db m31119) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Mount Auburn — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Macon / Christian Counties — County Line Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District 1847 - 1859 — Map (db m12200) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Moweaqua — Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster
This is the site of the Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster which on December 24, 1932, took the lives of all 54 miners entering the mine that day. The Moweaqua Coal Mine was Shelby County's largest. An unprecedented drop in barometric pressure allowed . . . — Map (db m55619) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Moweaqua — Moweaqua Coal Mine Disaster Memorial
Coal was discovered in Moweaqua in 1886 With mining operations beginning in 1891 The method of mining was room and pillar At a depth of 620 feet Haulage was by mule and motor On Christmas Eve 1932 an explosion in the mine Claimed the . . . — Map (db m55635) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Taylorville, Illinois — County-Seat Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847-1857 — Map (db m12204) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — Christian County Coal Miners — Taylorville, Illinois —
In Memory and Honor of Christian County Coal Miners — Map (db m12399) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — Christian County Courthouse — 1840 - 1856
The first courthouse of Christian County (originally Dane County) was built in 1840 for $2,350. It was located in the center of Taylorville’s Public Square. Court was held on the lower level with County Officers sharing the upstairs floor. Since the . . . — Map (db m29091) HM
Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — The Last Stop — Looking for Lincoln
“I had pleasant accommodations at Taylorville in company with Mr. Lincoln & Mr. Thorton,” Circuit Judge David Davis once wrote from here. He found this town–the last county seat on his circuit route–to be . . . — Map (db m12208) HM
Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — Fancher Pony Truss Bridge
Hiram B. Trout and his brother, Everett Trout, were born on a farm about five miles north of this location. They operated a machine shop in Shelbyville, Illinois in the late 1800’s at which in time they invented and patented the unique design for . . . — Map (db m59336) HM
Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — James Jones 1921-77 — Friends of Libraries U.S.A. Literary Landmarks Register
From Here to Eternity author James Jones co-founded The Handy Writers’ Colony (1949-1964) at the West edge of Marshall with his mentor Lowney Turner Handy and her husband, Harry. Jones wrote Some Came Running here before moving to New . . . — Map (db m23336) HM
Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — Marshall, Illinois — 1835 - 1935
To Commemorate The Hundredth Anniversary of Marshall, Illinois Founded by William B. Archer and to Honor George Rogers Clark for whom the county was named — Map (db m104797) HM
Illinois (Clark County), Marshall — Old Stone Arch Bridge
This Bridge was completed by Army Engineers sometime between 1834 and 1837 as part of the Old National Road, between Cumberland, Maryland and Vandalia, Illinois, was authorized by the enabling act of 1803 and was the Nation's first federally . . . — Map (db m71127) HM
Illinois (Clay County), Flora — Lewis Baldwin Parsons
Near this site was the home of Brevet Major General Lewis B. Parsons, who lived in Flora from 1875 until his death in 1907. Born in New York in 1818, Parsons graduated from Harvard Law School and began practice in Alton, Illinois. In 1854 he moved . . . — Map (db m98934) HM
Illinois (Clinton County), Carlyle — General Dean Suspension Bridge Display
In the early 1800’s, when wildlife roamed the vast prairie of what is now Illinois, herds of bison would cross the Kaskaskia River near the present day City of Carlyle. A natural “ford” was located here and allowed for an easier . . . — Map (db m98932) HM
Illinois (Clinton County), Carlyle — Goshen Road
The Goshen Road was one of the earliest roads in Clinton County and was traveled by its first settlers. The original road was blazed by wild animals and Native Americans. The first record of its use, however, was in 1808 when its course was mapped . . . — Map (db m98931) HM
Illinois (Clinton County), Carlyle — The General Dean Suspension Bridge
This bridge was built in 1859 at a cost of $40,000 and used for nearly seventy years. Previously, travelers at Carlyle crossed the Kaskaskia by ferry or on a mud bridge supported by logs. The Historic American Buildings Survey recognized the . . . — Map (db m98933) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Charleston — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Charleston, Illinois — County-Seat Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District···1847-1857 — Map (db m10938) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Charleston — Coles County War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of the Armed Forces in all wars for the United States of America. — Map (db m11000) WM
Illinois (Coles County), Charleston — Rally After the Debate / Lincoln in Coles County — Looking for Lincoln
Side One Top Section Nineteenth-century Illinois political campaigns and rallies were raucous affairs, part entertainment and part serious politics. The candidates were often accompanied or preceded by marchers, fireworks, flag . . . — Map (db m30866) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Charleston — Tribute of Coles County in Honor of Her Sons Who Fought for the Union
(Upper Portion):Tribute of Coles County in Honor of her Sons who fought for The Union 1775 - - 1781 1812 - - 1815 1846 - - 1848 1861 - - 1865 1898 - - 1898 (Lower Portion):A house divided against its self cannot stand. I believe . . . — Map (db m11122) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Lerna — Lincoln's Care for His Family — Looking for Lincoln
Left Section Abraham Lincoln was a frequent visitor to Cole County in the 1840's, traveling on the judicial circuit. In Charleston, according to Amanda Hanks Poorman (the daughter of Dennis Hanks), Lincoln would use the Hanks’s horse . . . — Map (db m30847) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Lerna — Moore House
Here on January 31, 1861, President-Elect Abraham Lincoln visited his stepmother, Mrs. Sarah Bush Lincoln and her daughter Mrs. Reuben Moore (Matilda Johnston). This was his last visit to Coles County before leaving Illinois for his inauguration. . . . — Map (db m30888) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Lerna — The Last Lincoln Farm
In 1837 Thomas Lincoln erected a cabin on a tract of land situated one-half mile to the east. Here he resided until his death in 1851. Abraham Lincoln visited here frequently, and after 1841 held title to forty acres of land on which his parents . . . — Map (db m30933) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Lerna — The Reuben Moore Home
Left Panel: “This will certify that the foregoing plot of the town of Farmington laid by me as proprietor is correct. Witness my hand and seal this 30th day of April 1852.” J. J. . . . — Map (db m30979) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Mattoon — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Shelby / Coles Counties — County Line Marker —
Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District 1847 - 1859 — Map (db m10989) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Mattoon — General U. S Grant took Command
General U. S Grant near this spot on June 15, 1861 took command of his first troops in the Civil War 21st Ill. Inf. — Map (db m30903) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Mattoon — Lincoln's Last Visit / The Debaters in Mattoon — Looking for Lincoln
Side One Top Section Abraham Lincoln’s last visit to Cole County was indeed of a personal nature. Lincoln was described as he left Springfield by Henry C. Whitney, who accompanied him part of the way on the train: “. . . . . — Map (db m30840) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Mattoon — Site of The Village of Richmond — Founded August 27, 1836
On this spot stood the Clapboard Inn, General Store, and Post Office of the early settlers, including the Lincoln family. The survey of the Village shows thirty-seven lots. Main Street, sixty feet wide, ran immediately with the State Road and . . . — Map (db m10991) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Oakland — Civil War Memorial
1861 - 1865 In Grateful remembrance of the Civil War Veterans — Map (db m30880) WM
Illinois (Coles County), Oakland — Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River
Gristmill Stone Recovered from the Little Embarras River South of Oakland about 1936. Donated to the City of Oakland by the Curtis Family in memory of Walter A. and Georgia (Swinford) Curtis. Mill was in use about 1850. — Map (db m30885) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Oakland — Home of Dr. Hiram Rutherford
This was the home of Dr. Hiram Rutherford, who was involved in 1847 in a case in which Abraham Lincoln represented a slaveholder. Rutherford and Gideon Ashmore harbored a family of slaves who had sought their help. The slaves belonged to Robert . . . — Map (db m30877) HM
Illinois (Coles County), Oakland — Oakland, Illinois Community W. W. I War Memorial
Front Section Lucy M. Reeds Red Cross Nurse Overseas Soldiers Overseas Column One George L. Adams • Samuel Adams • Floyd Annin • Harry Annin • Archie Ashmore • Frank Ashmore • Logan W. Blevins, Sergt. • Frank . . . — Map (db m30995) WM
Illinois (Coles County), Oakland — The Matson Slave Trial — Looking for Lincoln
Top Section Dr. Hiram Rutherford was a key person involved in Abraham Lincoln’s famous slave case, the only instance in his career where Lincoln represented the rights of a slave owner. Robert Matson brought slaves from Kentucky to work his . . . — Map (db m30867) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Arlington Heights — 116 W. Euclid
Built in 1859 by Elijah Amasa Allen. In 1888 Eugene Berbecker, foster son of E.A. Allen Became Owner. Berbecker Park is named in his honor. — Map (db m117510) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Arlington Heights — 609 N. Dunton
Built in 1865 by James Shirra. This same year he opened a Grist Mill at 102 N. Arlington Heights Road and Wing Street. — Map (db m117514) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — “Hubbard’s Folly”
On this site about 1834, Gurdon S. Hubbard built Chicago’s first warehouse for storing pork and other pioneer produce. Because of its size and substantial construction early skeptics called the building "Hubbard’s Folly." — Map (db m47692) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — “Rites of Spring” — Milton Horn (1906-1995) — Sculptor —
This terra-cotta work of art by Milton Horn depicts a ram and an image of Pan, who in Greek mythology was the god of fields, forests, wild animals flock and shepherds. The sculpture is one of two identical pieces created in 1952 for the . . . — Map (db m47842) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — (Former) Marshfield Trust and Savings Bank — William Gibbons Uffendell, architect — 1924 —
This terra-cotta-clad flat-iron building makes the most of its triangular building lot. Like many neighborhood banks from the 1920s, the Marshfield Trust and Savings Bank employed the Classical Revival style of architecture to convey a sense of . . . — Map (db m47457) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 1877 Keystone from City Hall Building
This keystone, taken from the arch of the Washington Street entrance, in the City Hall Building Chicago, which was erected in 1877, replaced by the present building in 1909. — Map (db m68563) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 333 North Michigan Building — Holabird & Root, Architect — 1928 —
This outstanding Art Deco-style skyscraper helps define one of the city's finest urban spaces. Its prominence is further heightened by the jog in Michigan Avenue, where it crosses the Chicago River. The base of the building is sheathed in polished . . . — Map (db m99920) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — 910 South Michigan — Built 1911 — Architect: Marshall and Fox —
The Karpen Furniture Company commissioned Marshal and Fox to design a 12-story showroom and company office. The building’s simple ornament contrasted with the exuberant facades of Marshall and Fox’s other work, including the Blackstone and Drake . . . — Map (db m47884) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Aaron Montgomery Ward Gardens — In Grant Park — “Forever Open, Clear and Free” —
Aaron Montgomery Ward had a vision for Chicago’s lakefront that set him apart from most of his contemporaries. For two decades (1890-1910),he fought tirelessly to preserve Chicago’s lake shore as an open space and assure the city’s “front . . . — Map (db m47782) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan
This ridge is an ancient beach or sand bar of Lake Michigan whose waters reached this point 8,000 years ago when the lake level was 20 feet higher than now. Clark Street runs north atop this ridge. The park ponds lie between such old beaches, . . . — Map (db m47816) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Abraham Lincoln Monument — Augustus Saint-Gaudens, sculptor; Stanford White, architect — 1887 —
One of the oldest and most important public sculptures in Chicago, this monument to America’s sixteenth president influenced a generation of sculptors due to its innovative combination of a natural-looking Lincoln-–depicted deep in thought as . . . — Map (db m47815) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alexander Robinson
(Chee Chee Pin Quay) Chief of the Potawatomi, Chippewa, and Ottawa Indians Who died April 22, 1872 Catherine (Chevalier) his wife who died August 7, 1860 and other members of their family are buried on this spot - Part of the . . . — Map (db m55451) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
“Water has cut deeply into prairie soil. The clays and gravels of the Middle West are merely a thread on stone floors. In this loam, oak trees grass and corn take root.” Alfred Caldwell, 1943 A peaceful oasis . . . — Map (db m47844) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool — Alfred Caldwell, landscape architect — 1936-38 —
One of the most important historic landscapes in Chicago, this “hidden garden” in Lincoln Park was designed by note landscape architect Alfred Caldwell in the Prairie style. Inspired by his mentor Jens Jensen and the work of architect . . . — Map (db m47845) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site is a premier example of the Prairie style of landscape architecture. Alfred Caldwell, a landscape designer, architect, teacher and poet, . . . — Map (db m47846) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Allan Pinkerton — Graceland Cemetery, Chicago IL
In memory of Allan Pinkerton, born in Glascow, Scotland, August 25th 1819. Died in Chicago, Illinois, July 1st 1884. Aged 65 years. A friend to honesty and a foe to crime, devoting himself for a generation to the prevention . . . — Map (db m61986) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — American Book Company Building — Nelson Max Dunning, architect — 1912 —
This handsome building originally served as the Midwest office, warehouse and distribution center of the American Book Company, a nationally-prominent textbook publisher. Typical of industrial architecture of its time, this reinforced-concrete . . . — Map (db m69594) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Auditorium Building — Adler and Sullivan, architects — 1889 —
The extraordinary engineering talent of Dankmar Adler and the architectural genius of Louis Sullivan created this building to reflect the cultural maturity of Chicago. Combining hotel and office space with a splendid theater, the Auditorium was a . . . — Map (db m34975) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Augustus Garrett
Early church leader and Chicago Mayor with his wife, Eliza whose gifts established Garrett Theological Seminary. — Map (db m117494) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Bataan- Corregidor Memorial Bridge
Dedicated to the memory of those gallant heroes from the Chicago area who were members of the besieged garrison on the Bataan peninsula and at Corregidor, Philippine Islands, in World War II.

May the courage and fortitude . . . — Map (db m134843) WM

Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Battery A Chicago Light Artillery — 1861 — 1865 — Rosehill Cemetery —
Fort Henry • Fort Donelson • Shiloh • Chickasaw Bayou • Arkansas Post • Champion Hills Siege of Vicksburg • Siege of Jackson • Mission Ridge • Resaca • Dallas • Kenesaw Mount. W.H. Wilcox • C.L. Whittier • CED. Woodbury • C.H. Wyckoff • . . . — Map (db m81533) WM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Battle of Fort Dearborn — August 15, 1812
From roughly 1620 to 1820, the territory of the Potawatomi extended from what is now Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Detroit, Michigan, and included the Chicago area. In 1803, the United States government built Fort Dearborn at what is today Michigan . . . — Map (db m67806) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Blackstone Hotel — Marshall & Fox, architects — 1910 —
An outstanding example of Modern French style of Beaux-Arts Classical architecture. As one of the city's earliest luxury hotels, it became the "Hotel of Presidents," serving as host to a dozen U.S. Presidents, including Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. . . . — Map (db m94409) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Brooks Building — Chicago Landmark
Holabird & Roche, architect 1909- 10 An excellent example of the Chicago School, an architectural style of international importance that developed between the 1880s and the early 1900s. This building was commissioned by Boston developers . . . — Map (db m134414) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Camp Douglas
Named in honor of the late Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas, Camp Douglas, established in 1861, was the earliest and largest Union military camp in the Chicago area. The camp stretched from 31st Street to 33rd Place and from Cottage Grove Avenue . . . — Map (db m125027) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Carbide and Carbon Building — Burnham Brothers Inc., architect — 1929 —
Chicago Landmark According to popular legend, the architects chose this building’s dark green and gold colors based on a gold-foiled champagne bottle seen at an office holiday party. Whether true of not, the building is one of the . . . — Map (db m51698) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Catherine and Jean-Baptiste Point du Sable — Fur traders and farmers — Chicago Tribute —
Considered the founders of Chicago, Catherine (1756 - 1809) and Jean Baptiste (1745 - 1818) Point du Sable established a fur trading post on this site in the 1770s or early 1780s, approximately a half century before Chicago was incorporated. This . . . — Map (db m99739) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Catholic Cemetery — Hidden Truths — The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now —
Chicago's early Catholic Cemetery ran from North Av. south to Schiller St., and Dearborn St. to the lake, now Astor St. Established in 1845, it existed until the 1871 Chicago Fire charred the grounds. Like the City Cemetery to the north, not all . . . — Map (db m10665) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Central Station Fragments
These carved granite fragments are from the Illinois Central Station which stood at the southwest edge of Grant Park for more than 75 years. Bradford Lee Gilbert, a prolific architect of American railroad buildings, designed the massive Romanesque . . . — Map (db m99761) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Charles N. Loucks House — Clarence H. Tabor, architect 1889 — Chicago Landmark —
Designed as a "model home," this Queen Anne-style house was built for Irving Park land developer Charles N. Loucks. It is a fine example of "pattern book architecture,", building designs sold through the mail--a popular method used to keep pace with . . . — Map (db m66329) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Charles R. Walgreen Sr.
Charles R. Walgreen Sr. Mr. Walgreen purchased his first store in June 1901 on the South Side of Chicago. By the time of his death in 1939, he had built the largest drugstore chain in America-493 stores. Customer service and innovation were key . . . — Map (db m133777) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago & North Western Railway Powerhouse — Foster & Granger, architects — 1909-1911 —
Chicago Landmark The Powerhouse is the best-surviving building associated with the Chicago and North Western Railway, one of the city’s most prominent historic railroads. While a utilitarian building, this grandly-scaled example of the . . . — Map (db m47726) HM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago Board of Trade Battery — July 1862 — July 1865 — Rosehill Cemetery —
Stone River, Farmington, Chickamauga, Jonesborough, Atlanta, Selma, Dallas, Lovejoy, Decatur, Elk River, Nashville Ringgold, Kenesaw Mountain, Rome, Flat Rock, Noonday Creek, Big Shanty. Vinings Station, Pulaski, Black Jack Ridge, . . . — Map (db m81517) WM
Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Chicago Remembers
This memorial is dedicated to all veterans of the armed forces who served in Viet Nam. It replaces the former memorial and reflecting pool located on Wacker Drive that had been dedicated by Mayor Jane M. Byrne on November 11, 1982. The inscribed . . . — Map (db m134950) WM

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