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

Pavilion in Lord's Park, Elgin, Ill.
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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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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 t...Read MORE...


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 the...Read MORE...


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 impris...Read MORE...


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...Read MORE...


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...Read MORE...


1916
Elgin, a city of Kane and Cook cos., Ill., on the Fox River, 36 miles WNW. of Chicago, on the Chicago and Northwestern and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rs. It has manufactures of watches and watch-cases, carriages, farm-machinery, shoes, silver-ware, condensed milk, and other articles. There ...Read MORE...


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 t...Read MORE...



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