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Historical Marker:

Shabbona


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Location:
The marker is on the southeast corner of the intersection of Route 30 and County Road 420E (Indian Road), just east of the town of Shabbona.
Latitude:
41.7678
Longitude:
-88.8622
Dedication Date:
01/01/1986
Dedication By:
Illinois Department of Transportation and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
In the early 1800's Shabbona was a principal chief of the Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Chippewa group of tribes which banded together to form 'The Three Fires.' Shabbona camped briefly in a large grove one-half mile south of here. He fought with the British in the War of 1812 and later helped the settlers of northern Illinois by warning of Indian uprisings during the Winnebago outbreak. In the Black Hawk War, Shabbona alerted pioneers to impending Indian raids and offered to lead an attack against the Sauk and Fox Tribes.
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