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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CDJ_camp-douglas_Chicago-IL.html
Named in honor of the late Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas, Camp Douglas, established in 1861, was the earliest and largest Union military camp in the Chicago area. The camp stretched from 31st Street to 33rd Place and from Cottage Grove Avenu…
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The Norway Building stood on this site for the 1893 World's Columbian Exhibition. After the Fair Chicago millionaire C.K. Billings purchased the structure and moved it to his estate in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. William Wrigley of chewing gum fame la…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2B4U_maxwell-street_Chicago-IL.html
Side One By the 1930s, the market was thriving, attracting 50,000 people on a typical Sunday. Depression-Chicagoans were in dire need of low-priced food clothing, and other everyday household goods. Maxwell Street provided an arena for budding en…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QE_stephen-arnold-douglas_Chicago-IL.html
Stephen Arnold Douglas, one of the most distinguished statesmen of his day, was a Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court, Member of the House of Representatives, and United States Senator. Although a political rival of Lincoln, he supported the U…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QB_stephen-a-douglas-memorial_Chicago-IL.html
United States Senator Stephen Douglas, who died in 1861 at the age of forty-eight, was a firm believer in the future of Chicago. He held states offices and became nationally known for his debating skill in the Senate and in his campaign against Ab…
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Stephen A. Douglas became a Chicago resident in 1847, moving from central Illinois after his election as U.S. Senator. He intended to build on his lakeside property, named Oakenwald, a gentleman's estate including a mansion, stables, and a gardene…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM292W_saline-county-courthouse-clock_Harrisburg-IL.html
This Clock was preserved by the Saline County Historical Society and donated to Harrisburg Operation Pride for the people of Saline County. The clock and the bell was manufactured by the Howard Clock Company of Boston, Mass. and was in use from 19…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM292U_harrisburg_Harrisburg-IL.html
James A. Harris moved to this area in the 1820's and established a sawmill and mule barn near the present corner of Vine and Church streets. Harris, John Cain, John Pankey and James Yandall donated land for the town site, platted in 1853. The are…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM292P_marion-history_Marion-IL.html
The county of Williamson and the town of Marion were both born February 28, 1839 when the Illinois Legislature approved the formation of Williamson County out of Franklin County to the north. In October of that year William Benson deeded, as a gif…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM292L_bob-butler-biography_Marion-IL.html
Robert Butler was born Jan. 23, 1927 at 704 N. Garfield to Homer and Eva Clarida Butler. He has one brother, James William, younger than he. Bob attended Jefferson, Logan and Washington schools as well as Marion Township High School, graduating w…
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