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Illinois Heritage Magazine

Illinois Heritage, the popular history magazine of the Illinois State Historical Society, was established in 1997 to encourage professional and amateur historians, museum professionals, teachers, genealogists, journalists, and other researchers to explore and write about Prairie State history for a broad audience.

Illinois Heritage is published six times per year and is available as a benefit of membership in the Illinois State Historical Society. Individual editions can also be purchased by contacting our office directly. Visit our Membership section for membership options and information.

Visit our Illinois Heritage Magazine section to see issue summaries and sample articles from recent releases.

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George Rogers Clark Campsite Historical Marker Rededication

Event date: 11/17/2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Export event
George Rogers Clark Campsite Historical Marker Rededication
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George Rogers Clark Campsite Historical Marker Rededication

Join us on Sunday, November 17, at 2 p.m. at the Mary's River Covered Bridge site for the rededication of the George Rogers Clark Campsite historical marker. 

In the third year of the American Revolutionary War, Lt. Col. George Rogers Clark and his army of 170 Virginians set out from Fort Massac (Metropolis) on their way to liberate the town of Kaskaskia from British control. On July 3, 1778, Clark's army crossed the old state road near Welge and established its fifth and final camp on the west side of St. Mary's River. On July 4, Clark's army marched to a staging point at Diamond Cross and later that evening attacked and secured Kaskaskia.

Mary's River Covered Bridge
IL-150 E (approximately 5 miles northeast of Chester)
Chester, IL (Map)


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