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Historical Marker:

Fulton's First Home


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Location:
The marker is located in Fulton, in the extreme northeast part of town on the south side of 8th Avenue, just east of 17th Street.
Latitude:
41.8702
Longitude:
-90.1473
Dedication Date:
01/01/1966
Dedication By:
Fulton Junior Woman's Club and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
John Baker, Fulton's first permanent settler, arrived in 1835 and built his three-room log cabin and outbuildings nearby. He lived in amity with the Indians and kept a rude hostelry. Later Fulton's first doctors, Daniel and Lucinda Reed, made the cabin their home, practiced medicine and also entertained travelers.
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