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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Buffalo Rock State Park


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Location:
South side US 6, 4 miles east of IL 178
Coordinates:
No coordinates identified
Dedication Date:
01/01/1952
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
One mile south was the probable site of Fort Ottawa. It was erected in 1760-61 by Captain Passerat De La Chapelle and his French soldiers retreating from Canada to New Orleans to avoid surrender to the British.

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