Boles Trail, The
The marker is located 1.5 miles east of Polo on Pines Road, just east of where Pines Road meets Oregon Trail Road. It is on the south side of the road facing north.
Polo Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society
In 1825 Oliver W. Kellogg blazed a trail from Peoria to Galena which passed east of this site. On a spring day in the following year John Boles marked a shorter route near this point. The news of the Boles Trail spread and it became a heavily traveled route for the next three years.
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