Monday, May 25, 2015

Monument saluting the men and women of Troy Grove, Illinois who served in our military

Troy Grove, Illinois is best known as the birthplace of James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok. On the other end of the park where there is a Wild Bill bust and marker is a monument for the men and women of the tiny LaSalle County village who served in our military--which was dedicated in 2012.

There are dozens of names listed at the site including a couple of Hickoks--Ogden and Robert--but not Wild Bill, who served as a scout for the Union army in the Civil War. Admittedly this is more of a Veterans Day monument, but Ogden Hickok passed away in 1976.

Related posts:

I&M Canal NHC at 30: Wild Bill Hickok

August 2, 1876: Dead man's hand and the shooting of Wild Bill Hickok

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