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Jun
23
by James N. at 3:55 PM
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Part I
Julia Grant Park.jpg
The town of Galena as seen from the front yard of the Grant Memorial Home State Park; First Lady Park containing a statue of Julia Grant is in the foreground. The large building with a tower at right is the local High School, built when attendence at one accounted for something!

"In April, 1860, men stood on the levee watching the steamer 'Itasca' while she nosed her way up the tortuous...
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