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Along the highways and byways of our State

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Chicory and Queen Anne's Lace mirror the colors of the late summer sky...

Along the highways and byways of our State

Along the highways and byways of our State

Chicory and Queen Anne's Lace mirror the colors of the late summer sky along Prairie State highways.  (photo by William Furry)
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Located at the corner of West Main and Combs Streets, D. D. Collins...

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Located at the corner of West Main and Combs Streets, D. D. Collins built this home as a wedding present for his bride, Elizabeth Anderson.  He served as first President of the Village Board for...
A visit to the Lower Illinois River Valley

A visit to the Lower Illinois River...

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River still navigates the Father of...

A visit to the Lower Illinois River Valley

A visit to the Lower Illinois River Valley

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River still navigates the Father of Waters, giving pause to travelers along its Illinois banks.  (photo by Mark Flotow)

 

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9/20/1965

WXXW (now WYCC) TV channel 20 in Chicago, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting.

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Historical Markers

Since 1934, the Illinois State Historical Society has erected more than 500 historical markers statewide. Subjects of historical significance to Illinois are co-sponsored by local organizations and supporters. The Illinois State Historical Society coordinates the placement and management of historical markers throughout the state.

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Sop-Ho-Kab Historical Marker Dedication

East Dubuque Lions Club and Foundation

  • 6 September 2017
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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Event date: 9/30/2017 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Export event

The East Dubuque Lions Club and Foundation and the Illinois State Historical Society is pleased to announce the dedication of the Sop-Ho-Kab historical marker on September 30 at the East Dubuque Public Library. 

Sop-Ho-Kab was a seven-year-old Sauk Indian and survivor of the Bad Axe Massacre, which took place on August 2, 1832, near Victory, Wisconsin. After the battle she and a severely wounded Sauk brave floated by canoe down the Mississippi River arriving at Olde Jordan’s Landing (later Dunleith, Illinois). She was found, adopted, and raised by Thomas and Mary Jordan, owners of Jordan’s Ferry. She was renamed Catherine Clare (commonly known as “Indian Kate”) and raised with the Jordan’s fourteen children. She married Probus Eberle and they raised eight children.

Please join us for the unveiling of this historical marker. Exhibits and displays will be available for viewing in the library.

A reception will follow the dedication.

Location: East Dubuque District Library, 122 Wisconsin Avenue, East Dubuque (Map).
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