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West Dundee, Illinois Historical Markers

 
Civil War Memorial Honor Roll image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., April 11, 2016
Civil War Memorial Honor Roll
Illinois (Kane County), West Dundee — Civil War Memorial
On 8th Street (Illinois Route 31) north of Kane Street, on the right when traveling north.

In Memory of Our Departed Heroes

[Roll of Honored Dead] — Map (db m94554) WM

Illinois (Kane County), West Dundee — Duff House
On Main Street (Illinois Route 72) east of 8th Street (Illinois Route 21), on the left when traveling west.

This New England style farmhouse was built circa 1848, by Samuel Wilder to resemble his former New York State home. Robert and Lucy Duff purchased this property in 1868; however, historians claim they lived at this location during the Civil War . . . — Map (db m94312) HM

Illinois (Kane County), West Dundee — Otto J. Maha1907 - 1999 — In Memory of —
On 1st Street north of Main Street (Illinois Route 72), on the right when traveling north.

This fountain is dedicated to Otto J. Maha and his contributions to fluid power technology.

Otto received his education through night classes at the Lewis Institute of Technology, now known as the Illinois Institute of . . . — Map (db m94524) HM

Illinois (Kane County), West Dundee — Pinkerton’s Early Home
On South Third Street at West Main Street, on the left when traveling south on South Third Street.
Allan Pinkerton, famous detective, had his home and cooperage on this lot, 1844-1850. Here he sheltered and employed slaves escaping to freedom. After helping to capture some counterfeiters, he became deputy sheriff of Kane County in 1848. In 1850 . . . — Map (db m55485) HM
Illinois (Kane County), West Dundee — W. [William] W. & Phebe Welch

First Pioneer Settlers in No. Kane Cty. May 10, 1834 — Map (db m94543) HM

Illinois (Kane County), West Dundee — West Dundee Riverwalk
On Lincoln Avenue, on the right when traveling north.

The History In 1837, a young Scot settler drew a straw that gave him the privilege of naming his new home, and he chose to name it after his home town - Dundee, Scotland.

Thr River There are over 200 islands in the Fox River . . . — Map (db m94540) HM


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