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Historical Marker:

Billy and Ma Sunday


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Location:
The marker is located west of the intersection of IL Route 31 and IL Route 72, on the grounds of the Dundee Township Highway Department, which is south of Route 72 (Main Street) and located on Old Sleepy Hollow Road, immediately east of Carrington Drive.
Latitude:
42.1019
Longitude:
-88.3148
Dedication Date:
01/01/1970
Dedication By:
Troop 35 of the Boy Scouts of America, Dundee Township Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Evangelist William 'Billy' Sunday and his wife Helen 'Ma' Sunday owned this farm, 1899-1913, and spent their summers here. Ma was born on the farm. Billy was born in Ames, Iowa, in 1862. He played outfield for Chicago and other National League Baseball Clubs, 1883-1890. From 1896 until his death in 1935 he conducted religious revivals in cities and towns across the nation. His wife shared his work. In May-June 1900 Billy led a month-long revival in West Dundee Park.
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