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Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA - Elgin National Watch Factory
Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA
Elgin National Watch Factory
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Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA - Pavilion in Lord's Park, Elgin, Ill.
Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA
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Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA
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1864 - August 1 – The Elgin Watch Company is founded in Elgin, Illinois

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August 1, 1864

1878 - City of Elgin
With some unimportant changes in the relative positions of the savage hordes who occasionally made it their hunting ground, the land now occupied by the city of Elgin remained, in the early Spring of 1835, as it had been since the discovery of the continent.

Early explorations had been confined to the east and south, and, though Scott's army had... Read MORE...


News 1880 - Suffrage Protection
Chicago, Ill., March 12, 1880

Judge Blodgett rendered an interesting decision to-day in the nature of advice to the United States Commissioner upon an election point.

At the recent municipal election at Elgin, Ill, about seventy voters employed in the mild condensing works were notified by their superintendent to vote the no-license ticket. T... Read MORE...

News 1902 - Switch Left Open.
Elgin, Ills., Aug. 4 - In a streetcar collision here two cars were telescoped and several persons seriously injured. A switch to a siding upon which stood three empty cars was left open, and the car from Elgin to Dundee crashed into the standing cars, two being telescoped. The passengers were imprisoned for nearly an hour, and every one of the 15 o... Read MORE...

News 1904 - Elgin Factory Burned
Elgin, Ills., Aug. 12. - Fire of unknown origin started in a pile of excelsior back of the brick vault on the second floor of the factory of the Fauber Manufacturing company, and an hour later only the walls of the building were standing. The factory plant was valued at $400,000 and $50,000 worth of finished automobiles were on hand.
The Daily Review
Decatur, Illinois
August 12, 1904

News 1911 - 2 KILLED IN ELGIN AUTO RACE - GRANDSTAND COLLAPSES
Elgin, Ill., Aug. 26 - The death of a driver and his mechanician[sic] when their big racing car turned a somersault going at eighty miles an hour and the injury of scores of spectators when a section of the grandstand collapsed, marked the second day of speed madness and record smashing at the great Elgin national road races to-day.

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News 1920 - EIGHT KILLED, 100 HURT AT ELGIN IN STORM CAUSING $4,000,000 LOSS. TORNADO WRECKS BUSINESS SECTION AND DAMAGES VIRTUALLY EVERY HOME - WORSHIPPERS CRUSHED IN CHURCH - CITY PARALYZED - NOW UNDER MARTIAL LAW.
Special to The New York Times.

Elgin, Ill., March 28. - Eight people are known to have been killed and a hundred were injured when a tornado swept over this city shortly after noon today. The financial loss is estimated to be upward of $4,000,000. Virtually every building in Elgin was struck by the storm.
Late this afternoon a rumor came to Elg... Read MORE...


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