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Dedication of the Hoxie Farm/Wampum Lake Historical Marker

Event date: 9/28/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Export event
Elaine Evans
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Dedication of the Hoxie Farm/Wampum Lake Historical Marker

The Village of Thornton Historical Society has invited the public to the dedication of the Illinois State Historical Society historical marker honoring the Indigenous Peoples and the Hoxie Farm on September 28, 2019, at 10:00am. The marker is located at Wampum Lake, Thorn Creek Division, (entrance Thornton-Lansing Rd, west of IL-394), Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Thornton, Illinois.

Speakers from the Forest Preserve District and the Illinois State Historical Society will be part of the dedication, and Archaeologist Doug Jackson will be on hand with a display of artifacts. Artifacts may also be seen at the Thornton Public Library during the month of September.

The ceremony will last approximately 30 minutes. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

The Thornton Historical Society Museum is located at 114 N. Hunter Street in Thornton and is open on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00pm, May–October; and the first and third Saturdays January–April, also from 1:00-3:00pm.

More information about Thornton history is available at

For more information about the historical marker dedication, email


Welcome & Site History: Sue Hanson

Cook County Forest Preserves: Arnold Randall

Illinois State Historical Society: Elaine Egdorf

James Templin Sr. Collection: James Templin Jr.

Illinois State Archeological Survey: Douglas K. Jackson

Thanks: Sue Hanson

Unveiling: Sue Hanson, Marge Loitz, Doug Jackson

Refreshments served in the shelter.

Wampum Lake
Thorn Creek Division (entrance Thornton-Lansing Rd, west of IL-394)
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Thornton, Illinois (Map)


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