Galesburg, Illinois in Vintage Postcards

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Galesburg, Illinois, is a town proud of its history and heritage. From its founding by courageous and determined pioneers in 1837 to the present day, it has been referred to in many ways—including "The Ideal City" and "The Buckle on the Corn Belt." Galesberg, Illinois in Vintage Postcards uses postcards as the lens to focus on the fascinating history of this Midwestern town. Throughout its history, the postcard has always been a popular means of communication. Looking back at them now, we are offered a unique insight into the places and times illustrated on the cards, and an intimate look at the people sending these cards to loved ones in faraway locations.
ISBN: 9780738507620
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Carley R. Robison is the curator of Special Collections and Archives at Knox College in Galesburg. She has collected well over two hundred captivating postcards to tell the story of this truly All-American city—a city built on a foundation of education and faith. We hope these images from Galesberg, Illinois in Vintage Postcards will be cherished for many years to come.
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