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"Small Plaque" on side of Lincoln Circuit Trail Marker image, Touch for more information
By Al Wolf, October 28, 2009
"Small Plaque" on side of Lincoln Circuit Trail Marker
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

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