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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Dinner & A Little History: Trail Markers

Dates: Nov. 30, 2017 - Nov. 30, 2017
Times: 5:30-8:30pm
Category: Education/History
Location: Canal Corridor Association, 754 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Phone: 815-220-1848
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The Trail Marker Trees as well as the Marker Trees in general, were part of an extensive land and water navigation system in our country that already was in place long before the arrival of the first European settlers. While the Native American's had a widespread trail system in place, the Trail Marker Trees served as exit signs off of these land and water routes bringing them to areas of specific interest and then directing them back to the main route, much like the exit signs off of our major interstates today. The state of Illinois is where much of the earliest research and documentation of Trail Marker Trees began, as early as 1836.


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