Aurora (IL) (Postcard History Series) Jo Fredell Higgins

ISBN: 9780738540764

Published: September 20th 2006

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128 pages


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Aurora (IL) (Postcard History Series)  by  Jo Fredell Higgins

Aurora (IL) (Postcard History Series) by Jo Fredell Higgins
September 20th 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780738540764 | 8.21 Mb

Covered wagons brought a wave of migration to northern Illinois in the mid-1830s. On April 1, 1834, the first permanent white settlers, Joseph McCarthy and two assistants, paddled up the Fox River. The vicinity was known as Waubonsies Village at that time. They built a log cabin, a dam across the Fox, and eventually a sawmill. The village had about 400 Native Americans who bartered fish for bread and tobacco. For almost 175 years now, growth has been steady and sure, and the city of Aurora is the second-largest metropolitan area in Illinois.

Aurora is home to honorable civic institutions, excellent education, and a multicultural and energetic population.



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