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July 4, 1905 Washington Post

July 4, 1905 Washington Post

For many years from the 1890s until around 1910, hundreds of members and friends of the Illinois club would take excursion boats from the docks in Washington, DC south east on the Potomac River to a Victorian Amusement Park called Marshall Hall that stood on an old plantation of the same name. The last and ruins of Marshall Hall is still located about one-half mile north-east of George Washington's home at Mount Vernon but on the Maryland side of the Potomac River.

In the early 1900s, The Post reported as many as 1,200 guests of the Illinois State Association making an annual trip to Marshall Hall on July 3 of each year.

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