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Joliet, Illinois, USA - 1854 - Joliet
Joliet, a thriving town, capital of Will county, Illinois, on both sides of the Des Plaines river, and on the Illinois and Michigan canal, 37 miles S. W. from Chicago. The town is handsomely built, and contains, be sides the county buildings several churches, one bank, and 2 newspaper offices. The canal and river afford motive-power for mills. Joliet is surrounded by fertile and cultivated prairies, the produce of which is shipped here by the canal. Quarries of good building stone are worked in the vicinity. The Chicago and Rock Island railroad passes through the place. The value of the grain, &c., received here in 1852, was estimated at $550,000. Population in 1853, about 3500.
Joliet, a post-township in the N. W. part of Will co., Illinois. Population, 2659.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
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