History of Peoria, Illinois
by Charles Ballance
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|Chapter I: Page 1||Geographical position of Peoria and its vicinity|
|Chapter II: Page 5||Early history of Peoria|
|Chapter III: Page 7||The subject continued.
La Salle, Hennepin and Tonti
|Chapter IV: Page 11||The subject continued—particularly with
regard to the Aborigines
|Chapter V: Page 18||Ancient French population|
|Chapter VI: Page 21||The subject continued. Coles's Report|
|Chapter VII: Page 25||Ancient Fortifications|
|Chapter VIII: Page 28||Indian War. Gov. Edwards and Capt. Craig|
|Chapter IX: Page 32||The subject continued.
Gov. Reynolds's account of it
|Chapter X: Page 40||The subject continued. The erection
and destruction of Fort Clark
|Chapter XI: Page 44||The first American settlements at Peoria|
|Chapter XII: Page 49||State of Illinois and sundry Counties
(including Peoria) organized
|Chapter XIII: Page 53||County Commissioners' Court
and Board of Supervisors
|Chapter XIV: Page 59||First Circuit Court. Trial of Nomaque|
|Chapter XV: Page 62||The subject continued. Judge Young, Ford, etc.|
|Chapter XVI: Page 66||Organization of the Town of Peoria|
|Chapter XVII: Page 69||City Organization, Taxation, etc.|
|Chapter XVIII: Page 80||Public Buildings|
|Chapter XIX: Page 84||Schools by Individuals and Companies|
|Chapter XX: Page 92||The present School System,
commonly called Free Schools
|Chapter XXI: Page 100||Churches and Religious Societies|
|Chapter XXII: Pg. 119||Manufactures, Foundries & Machine-Shops|
|Chapter XXIII: Page 123||The subject continued.
Blacksmiths and Plowmakers
|Chapter XXIV: Page 127||The subject continued. Mills|
|Chapter XXV: Page 135||The subject continued. Distilleries|
|Chapter XXVI: Page 141||The subject continued.
|Chapter XXVII: Page 147||Railroads|
|Chapter XXVIII: Page 153||Lights|
|Chapter XXIX: Page 155||Boating|
|Chapter XXX: Page 162||Shade-Trees, Fruit-Trees, and small Fruits|
|Chapter XXXI: Page 166||Water and Water-Works|
|Chapter XXXII: Page 172||Coal, Stone, and Minerals|
|Chapter XXXIII: Page 179||Ferries and Bridges|
|Chapter XXXIV: Page 187||Newspapers. Job Offices. Book-binderies.
Death of Pickett and Kirkpatrick, etc.
|Chapter XXXV: Page 193||French Claim Controversy|
|Chapter XXXVI: Page 199||Population at different times|
|Chapter XXXVII: Page 205||Old Settlers' Society|
|Chapter XXXVIII: Pg. 210||Commerce of Peoria|
|Chapter XXXVIX: Pg. 217||The Fauna of Peoria and Vicinity|
|Chapter XL: Page 223||The Flora of Peoria and Vicinity|
|Chapter XLI: Page 227||Physicians|
|Chapter XLII: Page 231||Lawyers|
|Chapter XLIII: Page 239||The subject continued. John L. Bogardus|
|Chapter XLIV: Page 249||The subject continued. Gov. Ford|
|Chapter XLV: Page 256||Banking Facilities|
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