“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Galena, Illinois

Clickable Map of Jo Daviess County, Illinois and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Jo Daviess County, IL (9) Carroll County, IL (11) Stephenson County, IL (23) Dubuque County, IA (23) Jackson County, IA (1) Grant County, WI (49) Lafayette County, WI (27)  JoDaviessCounty(9) Jo Daviess County (9)  CarrollCounty(11) Carroll County (11)  StephensonCounty(23) Stephenson County (23)  DubuqueCountyIowa(23) Dubuque County (23)  JacksonCounty(1) Jackson County (1)  GrantCountyWisconsin(49) Grant County (49)  LafayetteCounty(27) Lafayette County (27)
Galena is the county seat for Jo Daviess County
Galena is in Jo Daviess County
      Jo Daviess County (9)  
      Carroll County (11)  
      Stephenson County (23)  
      Dubuque County, Iowa (23)  
      Jackson County, Iowa (1)  
      Grant County, Wisconsin (49)  
      Lafayette County, Wisconsin (27)  
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1 Illinois, Jo Daviess County, Galena — Galena Public Library
In 1892, Benjamin Franklin Felt, a retired local merchant, presented the Galena City Council with a petition to fund a free public library. When the council said no, Felt and his daughter Anna opened their parlor to the public as a lending library. . . . Map (db m171100) HM
2 Illinois, Jo Daviess County, Galena — Galena, Illinois
Prior to 1820, Indians and occasional white traders occupied LaPointe, the name given to the present site of Galena. The settlement grew rapidly in 1823 and 1824 as each boat deposited new arrivals on the banks of the Fever (now Galena) River. . . . Map (db m202769) HM
3 Illinois, Jo Daviess County, Galena — The De Soto House
Opened in April, 1855, the five-story, 240 room De Soto House was “the largest and most luxurious hotel in the West.” Abraham Lincoln spoke from its balcony in 1856 and Stephen A. Douglas in 1858. Ulysses S. Grant maintained his 1868 . . . Map (db m72275) HM
4 Illinois, Jo Daviess County, Galena — Ulysses S. Grant Home
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1930 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . Map (db m72330) HM
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Apr. 18, 2024