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In 1825, a blacksmith from North Carolina by the name of William Holland settled in an area east of Peoria. Holland had been employed by the United States government to manufacture rifles for the Native American population in the area, and he later laid out the original town that would be named Washington. This town soon included the proud and beloved commercial square and the beautiful neighborhoods that surround and support it to this day.
ISBN: 9780738551050
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Zachary R. Borders is a member of the board of directors for the Congress for the New Urbanism and currently works as an architect, urban designer, and planner in the city of Chicago. Always proud to call Washington his hometown, he uses this postcard collection to illustrate the heart and soul of the community and the lessons one can learn by better understanding its history, traditions, and development patterns.
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