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Historical Marker:

Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park


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Location:
Theater Lobby, Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, 201 West Jefferson Street, Joliet
Latitude:
41.5264
Longitude:
-88.0875
Dedication Date:
07/01/1988
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Joliet, as 'Juliet,' had its beginnings in the 1830's here on old Bluff Street. Originally an Indian trail, this became the site of Joliet's first home, grist and saw mills, general stores, blacksmith, tinsmith and mason works, newspaper, school, theatre, hotels, church services, volunteer fire department and even the first bottling of soda pop. Meetings held in these pioneer homes and establishments led to the formation of both city and county governments. Bicentennial Park commemorates the vision of our great nation's 200th birthday in 1976.
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