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2 Pioneer Ln. Ruma IL 62278 Randolph
618-282-6229618-282-6229

A statue in front of the convent of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ honors the five sisters martyred in Liberia, West Africa in 1992. The martyrs are buried in the convent cemetery.

Lindendale Park Highland IL 62249 Madison
618-654-3721618-654-3721

The monument is a tribute to Swiss poet Heinrich Bosshard, who wrote Semparcherlied here in the 1850’s.

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496 N. Second St. Breese IL 62230 Clinton
618-526-0048618-526-0048

Peruse Breese’s history in photographs, memorials and on the granite pyramid in this neighborhood park. Benches and seasonal plants make this a quiet spot for rest and reflection.

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Mound Cemetery Newton IL 62448 Jasper
618-783-3399618-783-3399

The legendary entertainer, Burl Ives, is buried in Mound Cemetery in Newton, near where he was born. A beautifully carved granite monument is erected to mark his grave. Ives will always be remembered for voicing Sam the Snowman.

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114 N. Elm St. Centralia IL 62801 Marion
618-533-4381618-533-4381

The 65 bell instrument rings out three times a week and for special events. The park also features a museum and tours of the 165 ft. tower.

1 Mile S. of Old Hwy 50 on Germantown Rd. Breese IL 62230 Clinton

The original wooden cross was erected in 1850 by a farmer in thanksgiving for his family being spared during a cholera epidemic. Subsequent owners of the property have repaired and replaced it.

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6251 Shoal Creek Rd. Germantown IL 62245 Clinton
618-523-4749618-523-4749

Visit an exact replica of a Civil War Fort complete with a jail, one room home, livery and log cabins. Be sure to see the display of area churches and other buildings all done in miniature. The churches have as many as 10,000 bricks and tiny stained glass windows. By appointment.

Greenville Chamber of Commerce Greenville IL 62243 Bond
618-664-9272618-664-9272

This honors generations of soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country.

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Louis St. by American Legion Beckemeyer IL 62219 Clinton
618-227-8331618-227-8331

Joseph Koch, who along with eight other local miners died in a mine explosion in 1947, is depicted here.

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West of Greenup on Cumberland Rd. Greenup IL Cumberland
217-923-3401217-923-3401

The Historic National Road follows Old Hwy. 40 across the state. As it goes through Greenup, the road crosses the Embarras River. In 2000, the one-lane bridge was rebuilt to look old, but don’t be fooled – it has no weight restrictions and can handle a fully loaded semi!

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488 S. Broadway Breese IL 62230 Clinton

Tours are offered of the Ski and Craft Beer bottling plant. Never heard of Ski? You have a treat in store. This is a great opportunity to see how these favorite drinks are actually made.

211 S Jackson St, McLeansboro, IL. Hamilton County
618-643-2423618-643-2423

The mural is located in the Post Office lobby, and was painted by American Artist Dorothea Mierisch. It commemorates the first official airmail flight that took place in McLeansboro September 26, 1912.

4372 Park Rd. Ellis Grove IL 62241 Randolph
618-859-3741618-859-3741

This cemetery was created when graves were moved from Kaskaskia Island to Fort Kaskaskia State Historic Site in the 1890s after a flood. According to one account 3,000 boxes were moved, some containing entire families.

434 S. Front St., E. St. Louis IL 62201 St. Clair

The world’s second tallest fountain is across from the Gateway Arch on the Mississippi riverfront. The 40 foot high Mississippi River Overlook platform provides a scenic view of the Geyser, the Mississippi River, and the Gateway Arch and skyline.

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First Street, East Side Carlyle IL 62231 Clinton

Built in 1859, the bridge is named in honor of William F. Dean, a Korean War hero.

Evergreen Cemetery Chester IL 62233 Randolph
618-826-2721618-826-2721

Notably, this is the burial site of the first Governor of Illinois and of U.S. Senator Elias Kent Kane, Illinois’ first Secretary of State and architect of the state constitution.

St. Louis St. & Randle St. Edwardsville IL 62025 Madison

The smallest park in Illinois has a marker, one tree and a bench.

Route 14 East of McLeansboro, IL. Hamilton County
618-643-2723618-643-2723

Legend has it this is the site of the ‘headless horseman”, a haunting from the late 1820s when Joel Leaky was decapitated by an evil son-in-law.

415 S. 5th St. Greenville IL 62246 Bond

Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas both spoke here during their historic U.S. Senate race in 1858. The site, once a grove of trees, is marked with a stone plaque.

Rogier Park Vandalia IL 62471 Fayette
618-283-2728618-283-2728

On a large natural stone in the Park, you can see the trail reported to have been used by Abraham Lincoln and others as they traveled between Vandalia and Springfield, IL in the early 1800s. The Lincoln Trail is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

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