Elgin, Illinois, USA - 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 is an extensive trade in butter, cheese, and agricultural produce. The Northern Hospital for the Insane, Elgin Academy, and St. Mary's Academy are located here. The river is here spanned by several bridges and affords extensive water-power. Pop. in 1890, 17,823 ; in 1900, 22,433.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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