Galena

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Arcadia Publishing, 2007 - History - 127 pages
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At one time the home of Civil War hero Ulysses S. Grant, and the place where Abraham Lincoln campaigned, Galena was once a booming town with the largest hotel in the West. It was here that Grant put together his presidential plans. When this bustling riverboat mining town and railroad center fell into disrepair, it languished for decades, and Galena became the town that time forgot. Fortunately, no one tore down the early-1800s architecture. Today Galena is a flourishing tourist mecca where visitors can literally go back in time. These postcards tell the story of this quaint village, with its magical old atmosphere.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Introduction
7
Early Settlers Mined Dreams
9
Glorious Galena River
15
Many Churches
21
Ulysses S Grants Homes
27
Panoramic Grant Park
45
Galenas Downtown
57
Architectural Delights
77
Cherished Public Places
87
A Most Unique High School
99
BirdsEye View of Galena
109
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About the author (2007)

Kay Price and Marian Hendricks became friends when they lived in Galena. Hendricks's husband collected the vintage postcards used in this book. They all shared a love of Galena's history. Price is a freelance writer with a children's book about Galena called The General's Hat.