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Apple River Fort, Elizabeth

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This is the official page for Apple River Fort State Historic Site in Elizabeth, Illinois. The goal of this page is to discover the site's history, people, and events during the Black Hawk War and afterward. A battle was fought at Apple River Fort on June 24, 1832 between 200 Sauk and Mequakie warriors and a small company of Illinois militia and their families.
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  • Chicago's Fort Dearborn is laid out in metal markers on Michigan Avenue overlooking the Chicago River and portrayed in paintings at the Chicago History Museum. But Apple River Fort still exists, a rep...  more »
  • Living History volunteers were informative, interesting and very welcoming for our party who ranged in age from 7 to 60! We learned about Native American culture and about the lives of the settlers wh...  more »
  • I have visited many forts in my travels but this was the first fort I've visited in my home state. The staff at the interpretive center were very friendly and informative as were the "living history" ...  more »
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  • Very nice experience amazing fort put together real nicely
  • Stopped here on the way to Galena. Apple River Fort is a nicely rebuilt fort on a magnificent site overlooking hilly northwest Illinois. Amazing how so many people lived in 3 small buildings and fought off an indian attack. No fee however there is a small contribution box in the center.
  • Great historical site and really great people. ;-)