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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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM292J_marion-tornado-memorial_Marion-IL.html
(front side) In memory of James Gulledge Ferne Kobler Zelma Latham Lynn Sue Moore Pauline Pearson Mae Rader James Simmons Helen White Leona White Effie Jane Wilson May 29, 1982 (back side) On May 29, 1982 at 3:15 P.M. a tornado…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28ZD_logan-day-1914_Murphysboro-IL.html
Murphysboro celebrated its first Logan Day on August 3, 1914. This was Illinois' second Logan Day, the first occurred in Chicago in 1897. Logan Day brought 25,000 people to Murphysboro. Among the attendees were Illinois Governor Edward F. Dunne, w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28KK_eugene-debs-and-old-mchenry-county-jail_Woodstock-IL.html
The 1894 Pullman Strike and boycott of Pullman railcars led by the American Railway Union involved 250,000 workers in 27 states. It paralyzed much of the nation's rail system and directly led to the establishment that year of a national Labor Day.…
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