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Historical Marker:

Indian Creek Massacre (Old)


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Location:
This refurbished marker is located in Shabbona Park, 4165 East 16th Road, Earlville.
Latitude:
41.5384
Longitude:
-88.8537
Dedication Date:
01/01/1934
Dedication By:
State of Illinois

Marker Description:
On May 20, 1832, hostile Indians, mainly Potawatomi, massacred fifteen men, women and children of the Indian Creek settlement two miles to the west. Two girls, Rachel and Sylvia Hall, were carried into captivity and later ransomed. All had disregarded the warning of Shabbona, the white man's friend.
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