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Welcome to Galena, Illinois | Galena Country | NW Illinois

Welcome to Galena, Illinois As the sky turns orange and the sun sets behind the Mississippi River, a hot air balloon slowly rises into the air over Galena, Illinois. Expansive views of the hilly landscape come into focus, with church steeples popping out above the tree line and scenic rivers and lakes appearing in the distance welcome you to ...

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Galena Illinois History

Galena Illinois History. Galena's city architecture reveals a rich history, originating with the Sac and Fox Native Americans Indians who occupied the area. The French settled the area by the late 17th century, American settlers arrived in the early 19th century. Galena was booming in the …

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Galena History - City of Galena - Galena, Illinois

The City of Galena is located in the unglaciated area of Northwest Illinois. Our rolling hills, history, 19th century architecture and opportunities for year round outdoor recreation attract nearly a million visitors a year. Galena is a safe, healthy and vibrant place to raise a family, start a business or enjoy retirement.

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Illinois Adventure - Vinegar Hill Lead Mine

8885 North Three Pines Road. Galena, Illinois 61036. (See Map and Directions below) Type: Historic Locations, Illinois Tourism District: Northern. Go to Illinois Adventure #1603 information. Description. This underground lead mine is typical of the primitive mines of the era. It was originally mined by …

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200 Years of Illinois: Lead Is Galena and Galena Is Lead ...

Sep 30, 2016· 200 Years of Illinois: Lead Is Galena and Galena Is Lead. On September 30, 1822, the federal government gave the first lease to mine lead in the Galena region to Richard M. Johnson. They also provided armed soldiers as guards to dissuade the local Fox people from disputing Johnson's claim. Johnson, however, was far from the first to mine lead ...

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To Galena in 1840 - JSTOR

Jun 22, 2017· In 1845 the Galena mines produced 83 per cent of the na-tion's lead.5 Twenty-two million pounds of lead were shipped from Galena in 1840 and fifty-four million pounds in 1845. In 1840 there were three hundred steamboat arrivals and departures.0 Galena could …

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Charles Mound - Illinois' High Point - Outdoor Pilgrim

Jun 06, 2021· Less than a decade later after his arrival, Elijah Charles would pull up roots and move down to nearby Galena, Illinois – which then rivaled Chicago in size thanks to the enormous influx of eager miners. He served as Galena's Justice of the Peace and even unsuccessfully run for the state legislature (coming in a distant fourth place in 1837).

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Galena, Illinois during the lead mine era : Henry, Gary ...

Jun 17, 2009· Galena, Illinois during the lead mine era by Henry, Gary; Eastern Illinois University. Dept. of History. Publication date 1976 Topics Lead mines and mining Collection easternillinoisuniversity; carli_lib; americana Digitizing sponsor CARLI: Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois

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Galena, Galena Mining District, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA

Gill Mine, Galena, Galena Mining District, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA Large cubic crystal of metallic galena without matrix from the old lead mining district in northwest Illinois. Overall size of mineral specimen: 5x5x4 cm. Size of individual crystals: 5 cm.

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"Galena, Illinois During the Lead Mine Era" by Gary Henry

Apr 17, 2018· The purpose of this work is to present a history of Galena, Illinois, from 1826 to 1860. It was during this time span that Galena was the major trading center for the upper Mississippi Valley. The study is divided into five chapters, but the main body consists of chapters II, III, and IV. Chapter II deals with federal and local government affairs at the Galena lead fields.

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Black Jack Mine (Marsden lode; Marsden's diggings; Peru ...

Black Jack Mine (Marsden lode; Marsden's diggings; Peru Mine), Galena, Galena Mining District, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA : A former Pb-Zn occurrence/mine located about 3½ miles South of Galena. Started 1854 and closed 1908 and again in 1926. Reopened yet again on May 2, 1948. Owned by the Tri-State Zinc Co., Inc. Ore ...

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History – Benton

Benton's Early History. Benton was first inhabited by miners who came up the river from Galena, Illinois—miners who came in the spring and returned to Galena in the fall. These prospectors made no permanent settlements in Benton; they lived in caves dug into the hillsides. Among those first miners were George Rawlins and his son Ashford ...

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Lead Mining in the Northwest Region – Galena History Museum

The museum has an original 1830s lead mine shaft, the only one in the State of Illinois. Get up close and personal with our 30-foot-deep mine shaft, a remnant from the days when lead mines flourished in the very heart of present-day Galena. 1830s Mine Shaft on the Museum …

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Vinegar Hill Mine in Galena, Illinois is Incredible

Aug 09, 2016· Underneath Galena, Illinois Lies A Creepy Yet Amazing Mine. Once upon a time, in Jo Daviss County, mining was all the rage. In fact, it was a pretty common profession. There were significant lead and ore deposits in the area. Galena, in fact, is the name of a …

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Illinois-Mines - Mining Artifacts

Coal has been mined in 73 counties of Illinois. More than 4,500 coal mines have operated since commercial mining began in Illinois about 1810; fewer than 50 are currently active.The first recorded discovery of coal in North America was in Illinois by Marquette and Joliet.

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Timeline of Galena History – Galena History Museum

He visited Indian-operated lead mines on the Fever River (now the Galena River). Lead was already a trade article with the French. 1816-Captain John Shaw of the U.S. Army reported Indians along the Fever River mining lead from the "Buck Lead" north of Galena.

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Galena, IL Iron mining, mines, mine owners and mine statistics

Galena, IL Iron mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Galena, IL

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Photo Gallery: Black Jack Mine (Marsden lode; Marsden's ...

Black Jack Mine, Galena, Galena Mining District, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA Dimensions: 10.1 cm x 9.8 cm x 6.2 cm 10.1 x 9.8 x 6.2 cm. A rare large pyrite specimen from this old Illinois lead-zinc mine. The sculptural piece is composed of two diverging, sharp pyrite octahedrons …

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Jo Daviess County, Illinois Genealogy • FamilySearch

Galena. Courthouse. Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD), Illinois State Archives. Address. Jo Daviess County Courthouse. 330 North Bench Street. Galena, Illinois 61036. (815) 777-0161. Jo Daviess County Website.

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Galena, IL - Jewel of the Midwest

"Galena" is the title give to lead ore, and lead has been mined in Galena and traded since before 400 CE. At the time of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Galena was part of the Sac and Fox Nation, who mined the lead and had been trading with the French since the 17th century.

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Caves in Galena near me IL | FamilyDaysOut.com

Caves and Mines in Galena, IL. Crystal Lake Cave. Dubuque, IA. A living natural cave. You are invited to visit and witness the ongoing miracle that created this natural masterpiece of underground panorama. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in Iowa.

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Galena Illinois and its Lead Mines

Galena Illinois and its Lead Mines. At the beginning of the 19th-Century, the discovery of lead in the United States initiated a "Lead Rush," similar to the "Gold Rush," and the mining of the ore was in full progress in the states of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin as European pioneers settled the Driftless Region of Upper Mississippi ...

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Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA - Mindat.org - Mines ...

Locality: Black Jack Mine (Marsden lode; Marsden's diggings; Peru Mine), Galena, Galena Mining District, Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, USA Description: Schalenblende was found in a small pocket as dark-brown botryoidal layers upon massive marcasite sprays (Charles Noll), sometimes associated with galena.

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Township Histories in Jo Daviess County, Illinois

Galena, the county-seat of Jo Daviess County, a city and port of entry, 150 miles in a direct line west by northwest of Chicago; is located on Galena River, about 4½ miles above its junction with the Mississippi, and is an intersecting point for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, …

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Blackjack Mine, Galena, Ill. | Library of Congress

1 photographic print : gelatin silver ; 8 x 37 in. National survey of the mining population. Employees "The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducted the first comprehensive survey of the U.S. mining population in more than 20 years. The National Survey of the Mining Population captured...

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Miners Cemetery, East Galena Twp., Jo Daviess Co. IL

Mar 27, 2021· East Galena Township. Collected by Robert Hansen Our thanks to Marjorie Smith for contributing this information to the Jo Daviess website. This cemetery is located in Section12 at the intersection of West Miner Road and Timberly Lane. Glick: Henry, Feb 15, 1832 - Nov 3, 1919, married May 19, 1858 :

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Galena Illinois' Old Stockade used during the Black Hawk ...

Aug 11, 2017· Galena Illinois' Old Stockade used during the Black Hawk War 1832. ... The early French traders had chosen a site on the top of the high bluff that rose from the "River of mines" (now the Galena River) to a height of several hundred feet. A log shack served as a post …

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