Great Illinois Village, The
The marker is located in Ottawa on IL 23 where it crosses the canal.
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State of Illinois
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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