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bowl handle, c. 1840, Peoria Riverfront

Glass pitcher, c 1840, excavated on the Peoria Riverfront

Knife River Flint projectile point, found at Grand DeTour, Ogle Co., Lee Co. Hist. Soc.


Freedom Twp., Carroll County to
Elizabeth, Jo Daviess County


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Note: The 1830 alignment was surveyed by Levi Warner in 1833. The survey was filed June 29, 1833, and is in the Illinois State Archives. Warner’s survey notes and an account book are in the manuscript room of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (formerly the Illinois State Historical Library) in Springfield. A second set of survey notes and his survey equipment are preserved in the collection of the Polo Historical Society.

The alignment that Warner surveyed in 1833 did not pass Kellogg’s Old Place at Kellogg’s Grove, probably because Kellogg no longer lived there. Oliver Kellogg moved to Buffalo Grove in 1831, but his Old Place continued to be a landmark and camping site. Poole notes on this and map #8, that a road to and from the Old Place continued to be used. It passed through T27N, R4E (Pleasant Valley) of Jo Daviess County and joined Warner’s surveyed alignment in Sec 6 of the same township. Kellogg’s Grove is now the site of the Black Hawk Monument.

Commentary and notes by Patricia L. Goitein, Editor, Galena Trail Newsletter


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