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Winnebago County Illinois Historical Markers

 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 23, 2019
Black Hawk Marker
Illinois (Winnebago County), Rockford — Black Hawk
Black Hawk (or Black Sparrow Hawk as he was originally known) led a dissident band of Sauk and Fox Indians into the Rock River Valley of northwest Illinois in the spring of 1832 in an attempt to reclaim tribal lands from American . . . — Map (db m133514) HM
Illinois (Winnebago County), Rockford — Field Bunkers 1917 - 1955
The field bunkers were used in World War I for spotting mortar and 37mm cannon fire. Soldiers would sit in the bunkers and wait to see if the shooters had hit their targets. Then the soldiers by field telephone would identify the shooters of . . . — Map (db m133533) HM
Illinois (Winnebago County), Rockford — Former Camp Grant Rifle Range
The Camp Grant Rifle Range, located in New Milford just south of Rockford, was a training camp for U.S. Army troops during World War I in small arms, 37-mm infantry gun, mortar and anti-aircraft gun use. During World War II, the camp was used . . . — Map (db m133534) HM
Illinois (Winnebago County), Rockford — Memorial Hall
This Memorial Hall, the first of its kind in the United States, dedicated to our Veterans of all wars, was completed in the year 1903 with dedication ceremonies on June Third of that year by our twenty-sixth President Theodore Roosevelt with these . . . — Map (db m95722) HM WM
Illinois (Winnebago County), Rockford — Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack, a fur trader who lived among the Potowatomi and Winnebago Indians in the Rock River Valley, is generally considered to be the first white settler in Winnebago County. In 1829, Mack laid claim to property near the mouth of the . . . — Map (db m133531) HM
Illinois (Winnebago County), Rockford — Theodore Roosevelt
When President Theodore Roosevelt dedicated Memorial Hall on June 3, 1903, it marked the first time that a sitting Chief Executive of the United States had visited Rockford. (Both Lincoln and Grant had come here during the 19th century, but . . . — Map (db m133516) HM

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