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Montgomery was originally known as Graytown, named after founding father Daniel S. Gray. In the autumn of 1836, he moved his family from New York and built the first frame house in the village. His industrious nature produced in quick order a store, foundry, and reaper and header shop. Montgomery also had two stores and a stone depot for the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad. A large cheese factory was built in 1874. From the early settlers who came for the prized farmland and the Fox River amenities to the present-day residents, the village of Montgomery continues to thrive and prosper as it celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2010.
ISBN: 9780738583013
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 209
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jo Fredell Higgins is an internationally published and award-winning writer, photographer, poet, and essayist. This is her fifth title with Arcadia. The previous books were Naperville, Geneva, DeKalb, and Aurora. Higgins is chairperson of the GAR Commission in Aurora and serves on several other community boards. She holds a master's degree in education from Northern Illinois University.
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