Historical

The McDonough County region is steeped in rich history. Here you'll discover the inventor of the Monopoly board game, where Al Capone came to hide out, how a visit to Macomb influenced the political career of Abraham Lincoln, and volumes more.

"Big" Al Sears - Rock & Roll Progenitor

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"Kelly" Wagle - The Bootlegger

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Abraham Lincoln and Macomb

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Andrew Carnegie Macomb Public Library

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Blandin House Museum

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Bushnell Freight House Depot

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C.T. Vivian - Civil Rights Pioneer

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Camp Ellis

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Com. Thomas MacDonough

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Dr. Ruth Tunnicliff - Bacteriologist/Developed the First Inoculation for Measles

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Elizabeth Magie - Inventor of Monopoly™

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Gen. Alexander Macomb

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Historic Barns of McDonough County

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Historic Chandler Park

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Looking for Lincoln Wayside Exhibit

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Macomb's Historic Courthouse Square

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McDonough County Courthouse

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McDonough County Genealogical Society

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McDonough County Historical Society

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Moses King Brick & Tile Works

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Museum of Geology

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Nagel Brothers - Inventors of Rolled Oats

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Oakwood Cemetery

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Old Macomb Cemetery

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Peter Newell - Illustrator

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Shoeless Joe Jackson & Baseball's "Black Sox" in McDonough County

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Swearingen's Old Mill Tourist Camp Windmill

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The Old Bailey House

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The Republic of Forgottonia

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U.S. Presidential Visits to Macomb & McDonough County

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Vishnu Springs: The Ira & Reatha T. Post Wildlife Sanctuary

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Western Illinois Museum

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Wyatt Earp Birthplace Museum

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