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Named after early pioneer and fur trapper Dan Beckwith, Danville was a dream realized when the first town lots were auctioned on April 10, 1827. The town grew, especially after the "iron horse" made its way into the area. The railroad opened the doors to Danville's rich manufacturing potential, and the town expanded. Serving as the Vermilion County seat, Danville has undergone many changes in the last 70 years. Although the focus of its economy has changed, the days of General Motors, Chuckles, General Electric, and many more businesses and industries that provided work and brought people to the county linger in memory. Employment provided a rich and full life upon which the heritage of Danville was built.
ISBN: 9781467111553
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 206
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In 2014, the Vermilion County Museum Society celebrates its 50th anniversary. In commemoration of this event, the images included here have been selected to reflect the history of Danville during the last century. Care has been taken to include photographs that have been recently placed in the museum's archives, enabling readers to add to their existing knowledge of Danville history, bringing it forward into the 21st century.b
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