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Remembering Our Fallen

Amvets 210 E Court St, Jacksonville

Iraq - Afghanistan National Memorial Tribute Towers of America's Fallen from The Global War on Terror National Tour will stop in Jacksonville dates May 29- June 11 at the Amvets Post 100! Organizers are still asking for help in contacting Gold Star families to include every single American who has died between 9/11/2001 - 8/30/2021 in The War on Terror. […]

Event Series Big Eli Ferris Wheel

Big Eli Ferris Wheel

Community Park South Main Street, Jacksonville

In 1893, W.E. Sullivan visited the Colombian Exposition, where he marveled at the original Ferris Wheel. Mr. Sullivan owned a bridge-building business, the Eli Bridge Company, but remained fascinated by the Wheel and was determined to build one of his own. Sullivan’s first “Big Eli” Wheel debuted in Jacksonville, Illinois’ own Central Park on May 23, 1900. In 1919, a […]