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Accession# 1999.FIC
Collection Railroad
Description A photograph of a stone from the viaduct that carried the Illinois Central Railroad tracks over Franklin Street. This memorial stone placed by the Hudson Bicentennial Commission in 1987 is located in Veterans Park in Hudson. The plaque's inscription reads, "This is the remaining original stone from the viaduct constructed by the Illinois Central Railroad through Hudson in 1853."

The viaduct was originally constructed with large blocks of limestone which had been used as ballast on boats traveling the Illinois River.
Year Range from 1853
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Year range to 1987
Object ID 1999.FIC.22
Object Name Print, Photographic
Place Hudson, IL
Title Photograph of Railroad Memorial Stone
COPYRIGHT INFORMATION ~ When using this image, the credit line should be in the following format: Image courtesy of the Hudson Area Public Library, Hudson History Room.

For more information: contact the Hudson Area Public Library at 309-726-1103 or History Room and Library Hours: Monday-Thursday 10-8; Friday 10-6; Saturday 10-2
Last modified on: June 05, 2015