Remembering Galesburg

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Galesburg, Illinois, has made quite a name for itself since the first settlers arrived in 1836. It has witnessed the comings and goings of fifteen United States presidents, listened to Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, seen the birth of an elephant and served as home of the man who brought the dandelion to America. Lifetime resident and city historian Tom Wilson captures the true spirit of the town through this charming collection of articles from his column, "Tracking History." Nuances and details, from the excitement of the Lincoln-Douglas debates to the frustrations of stalemate college basketball, make Remembering Galesburg a sparkling depiction of this town's personality.
ISBN: 9781596296732
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 40
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tom Wilson is a life-long resident of Galesburg. He has contributed an historical column to the Galesburg Register-Mail three times weekly since 2004. For twelve years he served as Treasurer of the City of Galesburg (an elected position), until his retirement in 2005. He is currently a board member for the Knox County Historic Sites Association.
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