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Dixon, Illinois Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 24, 2014
Abraham Lincoln Marker
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Abraham Lincoln
Was stationed here during the Black Hawk War in 1832, as captain of volunteers. On April 21, 1832, he enlisted at Richland Creek, Sangamon County, and was elected captain. He was mustered into state service at Beardstown on April 22 and into United . . . — Map (db m78271) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Berlin Wall Replica
General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace-- if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe-- if you seek liberalization. come here, to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev. Open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev. Tear down this . . . — Map (db m78278) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Dixon Historic Center
The Dixon Historic Center, in Dixon's old South Central School building, celebrates Ronald Reagan's years in Dixon and his attendance at South Central School. Ronald attended sixth and seventh grades in this building. This building has been . . . — Map (db m78279) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Dixon Memorial Swimming Pool
(Plaque 1:) This Pool given by the citizens of Dixon, Illinois in Memory of the Men & Women who served in World War II. Erected & Dedicated 1950 This pool, which was completed in 1950, also includes a two-tier diving platform. It was . . . — Map (db m70717) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Dixon Public Library
Books which young Ronald Reagan borrowed from the Dixon Public Library helped him shape lifelong values. At nine years of age in 1920 he received card number 3695, becoming a frequent Library visitor and an avid reader throughout his Dixon years. . . . — Map (db m78275) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — First Christian Church Disciples of Christ
On June 21, 1922, Ronald Reagan, with his brother Neil, was baptized at this church. Ronald and Mother Nelle were active members of the church from 1921 - 1937. Ronald Reagan taught a Sunday school class here. Mother Nelle taught Sunday school, snag . . . — Map (db m78273) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Lincoln in the Black Hawk War
On May 12, 1832 Captain Abraham Lincoln's company of Illinois volunteers camped one mile west. Lincoln re-enlisted in two other companies and was frequently in Dixon. Discharged from service near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, on July 10, Lincoln passed . . . — Map (db m78300) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Lincoln Supports Fremont for President
On June 19, 1856, John Fremont was nominated as the first Republican candidate for President. Fremont, who had explored and pioneered the opening of the west, was a former U.S. Senator from California and an open and vocal opponent of slavery, which . . . — Map (db m78276) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Reagan Home
The Reagan family—Jack, Nelle, and their two sons, Neil (age 12) and Ronald (age 9), moved to Dixon and into this house on December 6, 1920. The boys attended school at South Side School, later known as South Central School, just four blocks . . . — Map (db m78281) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — Reagan Way
Hennepin Avenue was often walked by a young Ronald Reagan from home to downtown and back. The street has four landmark institutions that played a vital role in the development of his character. They include the boyhood home, the grade school, now . . . — Map (db m78280) HM
Illinois (Lee County), Dixon — The Wings of Peace and Freedom
In 1991 Nick Tanev, an immigrant to the United States from Bulgaria, presented to then Mayor James Dixon and the City of Dixon, the sculpture called “The Wings of Peace and Freedom.” The presentation was made during a sister cities . . . — Map (db m78277) HM

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