Logan Day 1914

Logan Day 1914 (HM28ZD)

Location: Murphysboro, IL 62966 Jackson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 45.854', W 89° 20.111'

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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, who dedicated a monument at Logan's birthplace, and Logan's daughter Mary Logan Tucker.
The 4th Regiment of the Illinois National Guard traveled to Murphysboro to be a part of the event, arriving by train, they acted as the Guard of Honor as Gov. Dunne dedicated the cornerstone of what was hoped to be a museum to Logan and America's volunteer soldiers.
HM NumberHM28ZD
Year Placed2014
Placed ByJamie Jones Ingram, General John A. Logan Museum, and the Illinois State Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, July 2nd, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 294308 N 4182224
Decimal Degrees37.76423333, -89.33518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 45.854', W 89° 20.111'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 45' 51.24" N, 89° 20' 6.66" W
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Area Code(s)618
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001 Walnut St, Murphysboro IL 62966, US
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