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Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, USA

"Beloit, a city of Rock co., Wis., is situated on both sides of Rock River, at the mouth of Turtle Creek, and " the Chièago & Northwestern Railroad where it crosses the southern boundary of Wisconsin. It is 90 miles W.N.W." Chicago, 12 miles S. of Janesville, and 48 miles S.S.R." Madison. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Rail" extends from Beloit to Racine on one hand, and to Fre: port, Ill., on the other. Beloit is built on high ground with wide and straight streets, which are bordered with numerous shade-trees. It contains 12 churches, some of which are handsome edifices, a high school, 2 national banks, several paper-mills, 2 manufactories of reaping- and mowing-machines, and machine-shops. It is the seat of Beloit College, which was founded in 1847 and which has about 350 students and a library of 17,000 volumes. The students edit a periodical entitled the “College Monthly". Two daily and weekly newspapers are published here. The prosperity of Beloit is mainly derived from its various manufactures, which consist of paper of many varieties, windmills, water-wheels, ploughs, wagons, scales, &c. Pop. in 1880, 4790; in 1890, 6315."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News  1893 - Fatally Burned.
    BELOIT, Wis., June 12. - Miss Maggie Pollard was fatally burned by a gasoline fire which she accidentally started while lighting a gasoline stove.... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Beloit, a city of Rock CO., Wis., is situated on both sides of Rock River, at the mouth of Turtle Creek and on the Chicago and Northwestern and the... Read MORE...

  • News  1949 - PLANT DESTROYED
    BELOIT, Wis., (AP) - Fire swept through the main plant of an ice cream manufacturing plant late Wednesday night causing damage estimated by a company ... Read MORE...

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