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      Pioneer woman given grave marker

      The McDonough County Historical society is giving a covered wagon pioneer a proper grave marker.

      According to the McDonough County Voice, a sign now marks the grave of Amanda Peterson, who died in 1910 when her family was traveling across Illinois.

      The push to get a marker for the historic grave began when property owners discovered a small memorial sunken into the ground when they were installing a new fence.

      This single monument cemetery is a home's front yard in the southwest quarter of Section 6 in Colchester Township in McDonough County.

      Peterson was on a wagon ride across Illinois when she got sick and died where she was buried. Her relatives returned later to mark her grave.

      Click here to read the full story in the McDonough County Voice.