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Elgin, Illinois, USA

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Where is Elgin, Illinois, USA? 

Elgin, Kane, Illinois, USA

In New York, James T. Gifford and his brother Hezekiah Gifford heard tales of this area ripe for settlement, and travelled west. Looking for a site on the stagecoach route from Chicago to Galena, Illinois, they eventually settled on a spot where the Fox River could be bridged. In April 1835, they established the city, naming it after the Scottish tune "Elgin".wikipedia


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Elgin, Illinois, USA - Elgin National Watch Factory
Elgin, Illinois, USA

Elgin National Watch Factory

"The Elgin National Watch Company, commonly known as Elgin Watch Company, was a major US watch maker from 1864 to... Read MORE...
Elgin, Illinois, USA - Pavilion in Lord's Park, Elgin, Ill.
Elgin, Illinois, USA

Pavilion in Lord's Park, Elgin, Ill.
Elgin, Illinois, USA - Chicago Street
Elgin, 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...Read MORE...

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

Judge Blodgett rendered an interesting decision to-day in the...Read MORE...

News  1902 - Switch Left Open.
Elgin, Ills., Aug. 4 - In a streetcar collision here two cars were telescoped and several persons...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...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...

1916
Elgin, a city of Kane and Cook cos., Ill., on the Fox River, 36 miles WNW. of Chicago, on the...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...


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flag  Charles Tilton MOULTON (2 April 1848, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - 30 October 1877, Elgin, Illinois, USA)
 

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