Exploring Emiquon Points of Interest is an exciting way to learn about Emiquon, its history, and natural beauty. Exploring Emiquon is a great outdoor activity that students, educators, and the whole family can enjoy.
Points of Interest include educational interpretation and information about where to find the location (latitude and longitude), and what you will see when you get there. Visitors to Emiquon will see first hand natural and historic sites, how we manage these resources, and learn how scientists gather evidence to learn more about Emiquon.
Exploring Emiquon is similar to Earthcaching and Geocaching, which are adventure games for Global Positioning System (GPS) users to find the locations of hidden items. Earthcaching is the concept of treasure hunting for caches that the Earth has stored. Like Earthcaches, Exploring Emiquon does not use hidden containers. The treasure is the lessons learned about our planet when visiting each site, and through the accompaning interpretive materials.
Moble phones with gps technology can also be used for Exploring Emiquon.
Exploring Emiquon Points of Interest are developed by Educators and Researchers who have knowledge of interesting features near Emiquon and would like to share them with the world. All you need to get started is a GPS receiver.
To begin Exploring Emiquon use the information below.
|Historic Building||West Waterford School||
West Waterford School is the only remaining original structure from the old village of Waterford and the oldest surviving schoolhouse in Fulton County. It was built sometime between 1839 and 1852 and used until ca. 1900.
|Historic Building||Toll House||
The Canton and Liverpool Plank Road Company toll booth is one of perhaps only a dozen plank road toll booths still surviving in the United States. It is one of two known wooden structures and the only one with an onion-shaped dome.
|Archaeological Site||Pond Site||
Located here at the base of the Picnic Hill bluff is the Pond Site, a ca. 50 B.C. work site (or the work area for a larger settlement as yet unrecognized) for Native Americans belonging to the Middle Woodland period of occupations. The activities...
|Archaeological Site||Ogden-Fette Mounds||
The Ogden-Fettie site is one of a number of regional centers of the Middle Woodland Period, Havana Hopewell tradition that occupied the Central Illinois River Valley between 300 B.C. and A.D. 300. The most prominent feature of this site is the...
|Archaeological Site||Morton Site||
You are standing on a spot that has witnessed thousands of years of human habitation as well as some of the most important prehistoric archaeological excavations undertaken in the Eastern United States, overlooking a valley that will soon undergo...
|Archaeological Site||Eveland Village||
The Eveland village site, located a few hundred yards southwest of the Dickson cemetery, is an example of one of the earliest known Mississippian village sites in this area. Radiocarbon testing dated occupation of the site between approximately...
|Historic Building||East Waterford School||
The red brick East Waterford School served the students of Waterford Township, Fulton County, Illinois from the time of its construction in 1907 until 1957, when rural school consolidation forced it to close. It is built on the site of an 1856...
|Natural Area||Dickson Mounds Prairie||
You are standing at the western edge of an eleven-acre tract of restored prairie. A prairie is an ecologically diverse, vegetative community dominated by native grasses and featuring many colorful flowers. The name comes courtesy of French...
|Archaeological Site||Dickson Mound||
Dickson Mounds was named for the Dickson family who purchased the land for a farm and orchard in 1834. While preparing the land to plant fruit trees, workers began discovering artifacts and bones. They also discovered the mounds that dotted the...
|Archaeological Site||Dickson Camp||
On the bluff crest adjoining the Dickson Mounds Museum's picnic shelter, is the site of a small prehistoric camp which was inhabited during the Woodland time period (ca. 150 B.C.) and again during the Mississippian time period (ca. 1000-1200 A.D...