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Galena, Illinois during the lead mine era

by Gary Henry

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lead mines and mining -- Illinois -- Galena.,
  • Galena (Ill.) -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Gary Henry.
    ContributionsEastern Illinois University. Dept. of History.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination89 leaves ;
    Number of Pages89
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23410399M
    OCLC/WorldCa17455679

    M.M. MILLER (?-?) was a noted Galena, Illinois attorney who left Yale University to return home and join the famous Washburne Lead Mine Regiment during the Civil War; he was made commander of a colored regiment, the 9th Louisiana Regiment, in which every man was wounded or killed in the famous June 7, Battle of Milliken's Bend, part of the. Johnson was not Illinois’s first lead miner. The metal was taken, under dubious legal circumstances, as early as The Vinegar Hill Mine in Galena opened around via the industry of “an Irishman” and the region soon became a booming area for lead, drawing steamboats and, in , the railroad.

    Lead mining, steamboats and Galena’s Golden Years. While you’re at the Museum learning about the Driftless Area, check out the stories of Galena’s prime when it was actually bigger than Chicago. During the mids, the rich lead in the area . During the s, lead was discovered around the Fever River (now the Galena River), in northwestern Illinois. By , mining had spread north into southwestern Wisconsin, where more extensive lead deposits were found near Mineral Point and by , more than 4, miners worked in southwestern Wisconsin, producing 13 million pounds of lead a year.

    The Buck Lead Mine is near Galena, Illinois. Historically the site has been part of the Upper Mississippi Valley Mining District. The site was first discovered before by Old Buck, A Fox And Sac Indian. The Buck Lead Mine was closed at . DANE COUNTY: Galena was found in roadcuts during the construction of Speedway about 10 Km. west of the center of Madison (Heyl and West, ). — Found at the old Fitchberg lead mine, Km. east of Fitchberg in Sec. 29 T.6N R.9E. — Found in the Platteville Formation with sphalerite in quarries located near Verona (Heyl and West, ).


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Galena, Illinois during the lead mine era by Henry, Gary; Eastern Illinois University. Dept. of HistoryPages: Galena, Illinois during the lead mine era by Eastern Illinois University.

Dept. of History at - the best online ebook storage. Download and read online for free Galena, Illinois during the lead mine era by Eastern Illinois University. Dept. of History. Abstract. The purpose of this work is to present a history of Galena, Illinois, from to It was during this time span that Galena was the major trading center for the upper Mississippi Valley.

The study is divided into five chapters, but the main body consists of chapters II, III, and IV. Chapter II deals with federal and local government affairs at the Galena lead : Gary Henry. Full text of "Galena, Illinois during the lead mine era" See other formats LB C57x H57 H4 copy 2 HENFY, GARY LB IB6I.C57x H52 2 cop.

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A brief history of the lead mines in and around the city of Galena, Illinois, from the French and Spanish Grants to the Mid Nineteenth Century. Our Stores Are Open Book Annex Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help. While the real value of the sovereign was $ and the five-franc piece 93 3/4 cents, yet in every business transaction of the country they were exchanged as $5 and $1 respectively.

The fractions were called "bits" and "picayunes." Copper coin and the later nickel, have never to this day been introduced in the Galena Lead Mines. Lead Mining in the Northwest Region.

Along with its ready access to the Mississippi River, the predominance of lead ore, or “galena”, was largely responsible for Galena’s growth and development in the early to mid s. The museum tells the story of lead mining around Galena and the tri-state region; how it fueled an economic boom, and how mining declined.

By Galena was producing nea tons of lead ore and Jo Daviess County was producing 80 percent of the lead in the United States.

Wisconsin lead mining peaked in the s. Ina third of the region's residents left for copper and iron mines elsewhere and the discovery of gold in California caused many others to head west in Underneath Galena, Illinois Lies A Creepy Yet Amazing Mine.

Once upon a time, in Jo Daviss County, mining was all the rage. In fact, it was a pretty common profession. There were significant lead and ore deposits in the area. Galena, in fact, is the name of a mineral.

Those days, for the most part, are done. The Galena (IL) Gazette reported in that a group of Germans from there had established a settlement near Sioux City near the headwaters of the Perry River. Kansas This city was an important lead mining area and mined most of the lead needed during the Civil War after the mines in Galena, Illinois couldn’t fill the demand.

(Springfield) at both the Galena and Elizabeth potteries, located in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Locational And Historical Settings Jo Daviess County (Illinois), located in the far northwestern corner of the state of Illinois, is situated within the region known both as the Driftless Area and the Lead Mine District (Figures ).

Galena, IL mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Galena, IL. Illinois Adventure: This underground lead mine is typical of the primitive mines of the era.

It was originally mined by an Irishman in and handed down from generation to generation. The museum features a variety of lead and ore samples and mining tools.

The economic importance of galena to the early history of the Driftless Area was so great that one of the towns in the region was named Galena, Illinois.

Galena also was a major mineral of the zinc-lead mines of the tri-state district around Joplin in southwestern Missouri and the adjoining areas of Kansas and Oklahoma. Northwestern Mine, Galena, IL, Early lead smelter, near Galena, IL, ca.

Zinc miners “riding the can” down the mine shaft (mine and date unknown). Mine map of the Shullsburg Unit, Eagle-Picher Co., Shullsburg, WI (after Beck, USBM, ) Mechanized mining in the final days of the UMV District.

(mine and date unknown). Galena, IL Lead mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Galena, IL. Galena Illinois During The Lead Mine Era By Eastern. Download and read online for free galena, illinois during the lead mine era by eastern illinois you want to read a book that interests.

Live Chat. The 45th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, the "Washburn Lead Mine Regiment", was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil response to President Lincoln's call volunteers, it was organized at Galena, Illinois.

It participated in many of the leading campaigns in the Western Theater. Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3, at the census. A acre ( ha) section of the city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Galena Historic city is named for the mineral galena, which was in the ore that formed the basis for the region's early mining economy.

William S. Hamilton (–), son of Alexander Hamilton; captain during the Winnebago War in the volunteer Illinois Militia; commanded a company raised in Galena, the Galena Mounted Volunteers Granville Hedrick (–), leader in the Latter Day Saints movement after the succession crisis ; worked in Galena lead mines, –Vinegar Hill Lead Mine and Museum, Galena with kids: "Founded in the early s by John Furlong, an Irish soldier, and passed down through subsequent generations, the underground mine is maintained as a tourist attraction by Mark Furlong, John’s great-great-great-grandson.

You can take a half ho.At one time, this bustling lead mining city was larger than Chicago. Check out a real lead mine, learn about how glaciers shaped the region during the Ice Age, and discover how Galena Country came to be at the Galena and U.S.

Grant Museum! Travel Tip: Explore Galena .