Dekalb, Illinois (Images of America Series)
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Dekalb, Illinois (Images of America Series)

by Jo Fredell Higgins
     
 

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DeKalb was originally known as Huntley's Grove, named after Russell Huntley, an early settler who was one of its founders. The area had also been known as Buena Vista and DeKalb Center, before settling on the name DeKalb in 1881. The name was derived from Baron Johann DeKalb (1721-1780), a German soldier who served under Washington at Valley Forge and died a

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DeKalb was originally known as Huntley's Grove, named after Russell Huntley, an early settler who was one of its founders. The area had also been known as Buena Vista and DeKalb Center, before settling on the name DeKalb in 1881. The name was derived from Baron Johann DeKalb (1721-1780), a German soldier who served under Washington at Valley Forge and died a Revolutionary War hero. Three august DeKalb men are credited with the invention of barbed wire and began manufacturing it in 1873. Today DeKalb is a world leader in hybrid seed development and genetic research, as well as the home of Northern Illinois University.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738532837
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Jo Fredell Higgins has written two previous books for Arcadia's Images of America Series-Naperville, Illinois in 2001 and Geneva, Illinois in 2002. She is an internationally-published and award-winning writer, as well as a community leader who serves on five boards of directors.

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