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    • George H Woodruff

    • Illinois--Will County--Joliet; Politics & government; People
    • This is a photograph of George H. Woodruff, who was a drugist, sold books and stationery, and was Joliet's earliest and best historian. He was born in Clinton, Unida Co. NY on Aug. 16, 1814. As a youth, he attended the common school as at the age...
    • Hon W A Steele

    • Illinois--Will County--Joliet; Politics & government
    • This is a picture of the Hon. W.A. Steele who was born in Blairsville, PA October 11, 1836. He married Miss Frances Sanger Jan. 16, 1862. Mr. Steele was very prominent in the history of Joliet in his day. He came to Joliet in 1855. he built 6 miles...
    • Gordon S Hubbard

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Indigenous peoples; Civil War--Illinois; Politics & government
    • This is a good picture of Gordon S. Hubbard who was born at Winsor, VT on Aug. 22, 1802. He had a common school education [and was] also a pupil of Rev. David Huntington for three years. He showed traits of trading at an early age and in 1818, he...
    • Three Dollar Bill 1853

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • A $3 bill at this time would be an oddity. This money was put out in 1853 by Seth Pain, head of the Bank of Chicago. This was called "fiat money" and soon lost its value. Now (1934) our government has withdrawn our gold and we have a purely fiat...
    • Cook County Courthouse 1884

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Architecture; Politics & government
    • A photograph of the Cook County courthouse in 1884. At that time, it had cost the county $2,320,000 and was considered a rather expensive place to use for county business. This courthouse was replaced by the present (1934) building which was built...
    • Cook County Courthouse 1858

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Architecture; Politics & government
    • This is a picture of the second [Cook County] Courthouse as it was when it was completed in 1858. The cornerstone was laid September 12, 1851, and the first three stories were completed and occupied in 1853. The expense was $111,000. The fourth...
    • Cook County Courthouse after Fire of 1871

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Architecture; Politics & government
    • A picture of the [Cook County] Courthouse built after the Fire of 1871. The ground for this building was broken on August 26, 1875 and not until July 4, 1877 was the cornerstone laid. Work moved slowly owing to financial difficulties. The estimated...
    • Judge John Dean Caton

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Agriculture--Illinois--Plainfield; Politics & government
    • This is a picture of John Dean Caton, who was born in the town of Monroe, Orange Co. NY on March 19, 1812. He was the 12th child of a family of 15 children. He taught school before he was 18 years old. In December of 1831, he started the study of...
    • Captain Ed H McAllister

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Civil War--Illinois; Military service--Illinois; Politics & government
    • This is a picture of Captain Ed H. McAllister who was born December 24, 1828. He was educated in Washington Academy at Salem, NY, and he came to Plainfield in 1852. He bought 160 acres of prairie land without any improvements. He was a Republican...
    • Dr D.W. Jump

    • Illinois--Will County--Plainfield; Politics & government
    • A picture of our well-known Dr. D.W. Jump. He was born in Huron Co. OH August 24, 1847. He spent his early days on the farm and at the age of 18 he began reading medicine and teaching school. He entered the University of Michigan in 1869 and...
    • Abraham Lincoln House

    • Frontier & pioneer life; Pioneers--Illinois; Politics & government
    • This is a picture of the cabin built by Thomas Lincoln and his son Abraham in Coles County IL in 1831. Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12, 1809 in Harding Co. KY. His parents were of the early pioneer stock, and the cabin in which he was born had a...
    • Joliet's First Courthouse

    • Illinois--Will County--Joliet; Politics & government
    • A picture of Joliet's first courthouse, built in 1837 by Blackburn and Wilson for the consideration of $2000 by order of the Will County Commissioners Sisson, Durham, and Walker. This building also served as a jail. It stood a little north of the...
    • Richard J Hamilton

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • A picture of Richard J. Hamilton born in Mercer Co. KY August 21, 1799, educated at Shelbyville College, came north to the southern counties in 1820. In 1821, he became Cashier of the Old State Bank. He studied Law and was admitted to the bar in...
    • The Wigwam Building

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • A picture of the Wigwam Building. The word "wigwam" means Indian tent or council house. The Republican Convention met here May 16, 1860 and nominated Abraham Lincoln for President. He was nominated on the third ballot and his opponents were Seward...

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