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History of Granite City, Illinois, USA

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Prior to it's founding in 1896, it was home to various tribes of Native American Indians and was then settled by French and later English and German immigrants. During the boom of the Industrial Revolution, Granite City became a prime location for industrial growth due to its central location and access to the Mississippi River. It was during this time that industrialists, Frederick and William Niedringhaus founded their operations for the St. Louis Stamping Company that would eventually become Granite City Steel.

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    Original Plan of a High School in Granite City, Illinois. F. C. Bonsack, Architect.
    From the American Architect and Building News, October 17, 1896.
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    High School, Granite City, Ill.
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    Y. M. C. A.
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  • 1916
    Granite, a banking city of Madison co., Ill., on the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis and other railroads, 6 miles N. of East St. Louis....Read MORE...


  • 1927 - September 29 - A tornado (possibly two tornadoes) cut an eight-mile long path across Saint Louis MO, to Granite City IL, killing 79 persons. The damage path at times was a mile and a quarter in width.

    The Weather Channel



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Original Plan of a High School in Granite City, Illinois. F. C. Bonsack, Architect.
From the American Architect and Building News, October 17, 1896.

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High School, Granite City, Ill.
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Y. M. C. A.
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  • 1916
    Granite, a banking city of Madison co., Ill., on the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis and other railroads, 6 miles N. of East St. Louis.... Read MORE...

  • 1927 - September 29 - A tornado (possibly two tornadoes) cut an eight-mile long path across Saint Louis MO, to Granite City IL, killing 79 persons. The damage path at times was a mile and a quarter in width.

    The Weather Channel

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