The Village of Iroquois Calaboose Historical

The Village of Iroquois Calaboose Historical (HM1U2N)

Location: Iroquois, IL 60945 Iroquois County
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N 40° 49.658', W 87° 34.882'

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The Bunkum Jail

Built in Nov. 1881, according to history, the jail was built because a second
saloon was coming to "Bunkum". The town fathers decided a "cooler" was
needed for "wicked people who came from other places to disturb the
peace". The following month it was said "nobody has tried the calaboose
yet. We think it is a very unnecessary arrangement, unless it is used for an
Village board in 1881
David Ely, President
E. Simpson, village clerk Andrew Tyler
James Karr Henry Getchel
Wm. Tolbert John Salkeld
village board in 1993
Jack Karr, Mayor
Ed Armold, village clerk Katherine Fry, treasurer
Dean Williamson Charles Wessels
Mel Obenland Les Regnier
Sonny Beckman Bob Danials
the jail was moved from Lincoln St. to Dunning Park,
Sept. 1993 by Butch Garrets & Company of Buckley, Illinois
(list of 29 names, persons and businesses)
HM NumberHM1U2N
Year Placed1993
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 450978 N 4519785
Decimal Degrees40.82763333, -87.58136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 49.658', W 87° 34.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 49' 39.48" N, 87° 34' 52.92" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)815
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lincoln Ave, Iroquois IL 60945, US
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