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Site of Gurdon Hubbard Trail & Dixie Highway markers - Crete, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 26.942 W 087° 37.895
16T E 447245 N 4588798
Quick Description: Spotted these while taking the scenic route to U of Illinois in Champaign.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2009 7:50:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM7N6V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 3

Long Description:
marker text:
Site of
GURDON HUBBARD TRAIL
CHICAGO TO DANVILLE
1820
Erected by
Will County Centennial Committee
1936

HISTORIC ROUTE
DH
DIXIE HIGHWAY

An original milestone is adjacent.

From another related marker at: (visit link)

"The Dixie Highway follows one of the oldest and most historic Illinois trails. Native Americans and trapper-traders used a path worn by animals along the eastern Illinois border. In the 1820s, Gurdon Saltenstall Hubbard established trading posts along the route, which is identified as Hubbard’s Trace and Vincennes Trail on old maps. In 1835, the Illinois General Assembly ordered a state road to be established and mile markers placed thereon."

Americana: Other

Significant Interest: Memorial

Milestone or Marker: Progress Marker

Web Site Address: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
approx 1218 Main Street
Route 1
Crete, IL USA
60417


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