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Volume Listing > Volume 23 > The earliest map of Galena, Illinois

Trewartha, Glenn Thomas, 1896- "The earliest map of Galena, Illinois"


The Earliest Map of Galena, Illinois: In this article, author Glenn T. Trewartha (dates unverified) discusses an original map of Galena, which he believes dates as early as 1828. The map represents Galena at an earlier stage of development than the official plat on file with the U.S. land office, dated March 1838. The article contains a copy of the map in question, which shows three distinct areas of settlement, a graveyard, and the Fever River. Trewartha mentions that Galena was the 'metropolis' of the upper Mississippi River Valley during this time, serving as a supply center and shipping point for the lead region due to its position on the Fever River. (4 pages)

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Citation: Trewartha, Glenn Thomas, 1896- "The earliest map of Galena, Illinois" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 23 /Issue: 1 (1939-1940)

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