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Tutty Baker Monument

Foot of Monterey St., Freeport, IL 61032

Historic Sites

This monument to Tutty Baker was erected in Freeport by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

This monument honors William "Tutty" Baker, the founder of Freeport. Tutty came to this area, which was home to the Winnebago Indians, in 1835 and built a trading post along the banks of the Pecatonica River, offering travelers free ferry rides.

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