By Bob Gibler

This attention-grabbing new addition to the pictures of
America sequence bargains a glimpse into the unique
history of Dixon, Illinois, with using over 2 hundred historical images. within the spring of 1830, John Dixon settled together with his relations close to the Rock River in Northern Illinois. Dixon, Illinois, quickly grew as males crossed the river the following on their solution to paintings within the mines at Galena. In 1832, the Black Hawk conflict introduced a few now-famous males to this distant outpost of civilization. Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Robert Anderson, Abraham Lincoln, and Jefferson Davis have been all the following, every one of them both subconscious of destiny immortal honors. The act of the Illinois normal meeting developing Lee County used to be licensed February 27, 1839, with Dixon formally changing into the county seat on might 31, 1839. Dixon was once on its solution to speedy changing into a imperative aspect in Illinois, renowned for its undefined, appealing surroundings, and the appeal of the Rock River Valley.

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