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Cherry Mine Disaster Marker image, Touch for more information
By Cldisme, October 8, 2010
Cherry Mine Disaster Marker
Illinois (Bureau County), Cherry — Cherry Mine Disaster
On Main Street (State Highway 89), on the right when traveling south.
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
On East Peru Street (U.S. 6), on the right when traveling west.
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)
On Princeton Street (U.S. 6) near East Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
Near Main Street (U.S. 6).
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
On Hennepin Canal Parkway Trail (U.S. 6), on the left when traveling west.
[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
On East Main Street (U.S. 6) at South Locust Street on East Main Street.
This tablet erected as a permanent tribute to all who served their flag and country. — Map (db m44827) HM

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