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In 1673 Jacques Marquette reported that he and fellow French explorer Louis Jolliet discovered a Painting of what was probably two "Water Monsters" on the bluffs of the Mississippi River near present day Alton. By 1700 those pictographic creatures…
Ruins of first state prison in Illinois. Built in 1830-31. Unsanitary conditions aroused persistent criticism from Dorothea Dix, pioneer in prison reform. All inmates were transferred to Joliet prior to 1860. During the Civil War many Confederate …
Plaque 1.This memorial is erected to commemorate the patriotism and devotion of our citizens who answered our country's call and served in the World War.Plaque 2.Let us have faith in that right makes might, and in that faith, let us to the end dar…