Main Street, Wood River, Illinois

About Wood River, Illinois

• Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on their trip to the Pacific Northwest from a site in Wood River on May 14, 1804.

• Wood River was founded in 1907 close by the Standard Oil Company refinery.

• Both trains and river transportation made Wood River attractive to business of the era.

• The Wood River Heritage Council's Wood River Museum & Visitor’s Center allows people to study the town's past.

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