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Cemeteries hold Aurora's Revolutionary War connection

Cemeteries hold Aurora's Revolutionary War connection

If you've been paying even a little bit of attention to the stories we've run in the past, you know how much Aurora loves its veterans. But how much do residents know about the oldest of our soldiers, particularly those who fought during the war that led to the Declaration of Independence we're celebrating this weekend? Turns out, there are three Revolutionary War soldiers buried here, although none were born and raised in Aurora, for obvious reasons. When Washington's army was fighting the British way back in the day, Illinois was not even on the map. The occupants of our future community were Native Americans, predominantly Potawatomi. And it stayed that way,...