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The marker is located 1.5 miles south of Polo where US Route 52 /IL 26 intersects with Henry Road. It is on the south edge of the old school grounds and faces south toward Henry Road.
Latitude:
41.9595
Longitude:
-89.5794
Dedication Date:
01/01/1964
Dedication By:
The Polo Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:

In the early 1830's pioneer traffic moving north from Peoria crowded primitive trails and forced a direct route to Galena. In 1833, Levi Warner's state survey marked the "Galena Road." It cut through this schoolyard. Private Abraham Lincoln passed this site June 13, 1832 in Captain Elijah Iles's Black Hawk War Company.

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