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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Houston-Dickson Store


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Location:
The marker is located in Palestine, at the intersection of Grand Prairie and Lincoln Streets.
Latitude:
39.002
Longitude:
-87.6114
Dedication Date:
01/01/1963
Dedication By:
Citizens of Palestine and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Two early residents of Palestine, John Houston and Francis Dickson, purchased this lot as the site for a combination dwelling and store about 1818. By 1820 their stock of merchandise provided nearby settlers with goods which they previously had to bring from Indiana.
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