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A Stone Arch Bridge on the Galena Road Marker image, Touch for more information
By David Seibert, May 28, 2012
A Stone Arch Bridge on the Galena Road Marker
Illinois (Carroll County), Lanark — A Stone Arch Bridge on the Galena Road
The Stone Arch Bridge that stands to the east of the present highway was on the Galena Road, once the most important trail in northern Illinois. Along this route innumerable people streamed northward to the lead mines near Galena every spring and . . . — Map (db m55806) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Mount Carroll — Lewistown Trail
Lewistown Trail ran from Springfield to Galena via Lewistown. From 1827 to 1837 it was one of the main routes to the Galena lead mines. In general the trail ran in a northerly direction, crossing the Rock River at Prophetstown. It then zigzagged . . . — Map (db m34241) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Mount Carroll — Shimer College
Mount Carroll Seminary was founded as a coeducational institution in 1853 by Frances Ann Wood (later Mrs. Shimer). After the Civil War, enrollment was limited to women. Rechartered in 1896 as the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, . . . — Map (db m34479) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Grand Army of the Republic Presentation Gettysburg Address Plaque
Presented By Grand Army Of The Republic J.P. Plattenberger, Commander (Plaque has the text of the Gettysburg Address on it.) “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, . . . — Map (db m68359) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Helen Scott Hay
Helen Scott Hay, famous Red Cross nurse, was born near Lanark in this county. She was a graduate of Savanna High School, Northwestern University in Evanston, and the Illinois Training School for Nurses in Chicago, where she was later Superintendent. . . . — Map (db m55838) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Pierce Wigwam 1828 1928
On this ground stood the Indian wigwam occupied by Aaron Pierce and his wife, Harriet Bellows Pierce, and their four children, November 4, 1828, first white settlers of Savanna. Erected in honor of his mother, Sila Pierce Bowen, by Frank Pierce . . . — Map (db m42660) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Plum River Falls
Steamboats once navigated to this point, where Plum River Falls powered saw, powder, grist, and flour mills at various times between 1836 and 1885. Near here the Rock Island Military and Prophetstown Trails to Galena were intersected as early as the . . . — Map (db m34261) HM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Army Depot Activity
[Ordnance Corps U.S.A. insignia] The area that encompasses Savanna Army Depot was acquired in 1917 when the United States Congress authorized the commanding officer of Rock Island Arsenal to purchase certain lands for the test of field . . . — Map (db m67267) HM WM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Community Veterans Memorial
In Grateful Tribute To The Men And Women Who Served Our Country To Protect The Cause Of All Freedoms — Map (db m68200) WM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Community World War II Honor Roll
In Affectionate Memory Of The Sons & Daughters Who Served Our Community In World War II Roll of Honor — Map (db m68199) WM
Illinois (Carroll County), Savanna — Savanna Public Library Carnegie Library
Savanna Public Library — Map (db m68356) HM

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