The Tazewell County Museum is dedicated to the preservation and protection of historic sites, buildings and artifacts important in the development of Tazewell County and to the education of the public about the early history of Tazewell County and its importance in the development of the State of Illinois and the United States as a whole.
This Civil War Statue stands in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin, IL. We are trying to gather more information regarding the Statue. Please contact the Tazewell County Museum with anything you may know about the Statue. On the back of the photo there is this inscription: The Soldiers Monument in Lakeside Cemetery was dedicated May 30, 1905. The inscription reads, "In memory of our soldiers of Pekin, Illinois. Erected by W.R.C. #236." The Woman's Relief Corps #236 met the second and fourth Friday afternoons each month at the G.A.R. Hall, 616 Court Street. The memorial statue honoring local Civil War soldiers still stands in good repair. This is one of a series of souvenir cards distributed by Ferd C. Pauley.