Illinois’ Mississippi River Valley: Galena, Illinois

Grant Park

Laura Michaels, Managing Editor
September 14, 2012

  Powered by lead mines, Galena, Ill., was once a boomtown, the busiest Mississippi River port between St. Louis, Mo., and St. Paul, Minn. By the late 1850s, the northwestern Illinois town boasted a population of 14,000. In 1860, Ulysses S. Grant made Galena his home, moving there to work in the... Read more »

Northern Illinois Beyond Chicago

August 1, 2011

August is a great time to visit Northern Illinois before the summer travel season ends. This 280-mile loop route heading west from Chicago has something for every interest, from hiking to architecture. Research other destinations along the way at Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio... Read more »

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