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Historical Marker:

Halfway Tavern


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Location:
The marker is located 8.5 miles east of Salem in a turnout on the north side of US 50.
Latitude:
38.6296
Longitude:
-88.7766
Dedication Date:
05/01/1964
Dedication By:
Federated Women's Clubs of Marion County and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
In 1779 George Rogers Clark led his army from Kaskaskia through this area to Vincennes where they captured Fort Sackville from the British. In 1818 there were several taverns on this section of the Vincennes-St. Louis Trail. Traditionally, the log building to the east was an early haven for travelers.
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