“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Bureau County Illinois Historical Markers

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By Cldisme, October 8, 2010
Cherry Mine Disaster Marker
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 — 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 . . . — Map (db m44828) HM
Illinois (Bureau County), Wyanet — Thomas History Museum
In memory of Henry Thomas and Family 1800-1843. First permanent white settlers in Bureau County, May 4, 1828. Parents of first while child born within county, Jan. 15, 1830. First county postmaster 1831. Henry Thomas home served as Fort Thomas . . . — Map (db m44826) HM
Illinois (Bureau County), Wyanet — Wyanet Soldier's Memorial
This tablet erected as a permanent tribute to all who served their flag and country. Mothers of World War II, Wyanet, Illinois, 1955 — Map (db m44827) HM

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