Dec 15

Kinzie’s Battery K, 5th US Artillery, on Hunt Avenue. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 2:55 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

The National Park Service has repositioned and secured the Kinzie’s Battery K tablet on Hunt Avenue and righted the Wadsworth’s Division tablet on Reynold’s Avenue. We’ll show you a few pictures of the markers back in their proper state.

It is easy to see why drivers on this two-way narrow road struck the tablet marker all the way back in September with how close both of these markers are to the road. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 2:55 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

This view was taken facing west at approximately 2:55 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 2:55 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

Wadsworth’s 1st Division tablet marker, on Reynold’s Avenue. This view was facing southeast at approximately 2:55 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

The monument was struck in what was ultimately called a hit and run by the National Park Service back in November. This view was facing east at approximately 2:55 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

This view was taken facing south at approximately 2:55 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

Hopefully once the base is covered this is a part of the marker we won’t ever have to see again. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 2:55 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.

We are pleased the National Park Service has made the effort to restore these markers. The McPherson Barn is in the left background. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 2:55 PM on Tuesday, December 14, 2010.


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