Commemorative plaque for Antoine Ouilmette


Description
Media Type:
Image
Text
Item Type:
Photographs
Notes:
Memorial for Antoine Ouilmette dedicated in 1954 by the Wilmette Historical Commission at the southeast corner of Lake St. and Michigan Ave. Text reads: "In commemoration of Antoine Ouilmette, first white settler, who in 1829 built his log cabin near this site. To his wife Archange of the Pottawatomie tribe the Federal Government granted a tract of the reservation acquired by treaty in that year. From Antoine Ouilmette the Village takes its name. The tract was acquired by the pioneer founders of Wilmette in 1844."
Inscriptions:
In commemoration of Antoine Ouilmette, first white settler, who in 1829 built his log cabin near this site. To his wife Archange of the Pottawatomie tribe the Federal Government granted a tract of the reservation acquired by treaty in that year. From Antoine Ouilmette the village takes it's name. The tract was acquired by the pioneer founders of Wilmette in 1844. Wilmette Historical Commission 1954.
Date of Publication:
1954
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Ouilmette, Antoine ; Ouilmette, Archange
Corporate Name(s):
Wilmette Historical Commission
Local identifier:
Memorials - 001
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
Copyright Statement:
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1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL
60091-2558
U.S.A. Phone: 847-256-6930

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Commemorative plaque for Antoine Ouilmette