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Remembering Galesburg
     

Remembering Galesburg

by Tom Wilson
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596296732
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
05/22/2009
Series:
American Chronicles Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,346,460
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


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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