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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Great Illinois Village, The


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Location:
The marker is located in Ottawa on IL 23 where it crosses the canal.
Coordinates:
No coordinates identified
Dedication Date:
01/01/1935
Dedication By:
State of Illinois

Marker Description:
South of here the Great Village of the Illinois extended for three miles along the north side of the Illinois River. To this historic Indian town came LaSalle, Tonti, Marquette, Allouez and other explorers and missionaries. Here, in September, 1680 the Iroquois attacked the Indians, dispersed them and destroyed their village.

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