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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Marine Ways, The


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Location:
The marker is located in Mound City, on the east side of IL Route 37 at its intersection with Fourth Street.
Latitude:
37.0836
Longitude:
-89.167
Dedication Date:
01/01/1900
Dedication By:
State of Illinois

Marker Description:
During the Civil War the naval depot of the western river fleet was located at Mound City. Here the keels of three of the famous Eads ironclad gunboats were laid, and a large force of workmen were employed to keep the fleet in fighting trim. The marine ways, still in operation, are 400 yards south of here.
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