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1. Portrait and Biographical Album of Peoria County, Illinois. Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of all the Presidents of the United States, and Governors of the State.
(Originally published in 1890, about 980 pages.)
2. The History of Peoria, Illinois
(Originally published in 1870, about 260 pages.)
Contents: Chapter I. The geographical position of Peoria Chapter II. Early history of Peoria Chapter III. The subject continued. Lasalle, Hennepin, and Tonti Chapter IV. The subject continued... Chapter V. The ancient population Chapter VI. The subject continued. Coles's report Chapter VII. Ancient fortifications Chapter VIII. Indian war. Gov. Edwards and Capt. Craig Chapter IX. The subject continued. Gov. Reynold's account of it Chapter X. The subject continued. Erection and destructions of Fort Clark Chapter XI. The first American settlements at Peoria Chapter XII. State of Illinois and Sundry counties, including Peoria, organized Chapter XIII. County commissioners court and board of supervisors Chapter XIV. The first circuit court. Trial of Nomaque, etc. Chapter XV. The subject continued. Judge Young, Ford, etc. Chapter XVI. Organization of the town of Peoria Chapter XVII. City organization, taxation, etc. Chapter XVIII. Public buildings Chapter XIX. Schools by individuals and companies Chapter XX. The present school system, commonly called free schools Chapter XXI. Churches and religious societies Chapter XXII. Manufactures. Foundries and machine-shops Chapter XXIII. Manufactures. Blacksmiths and plow-makers Chapter XXIV. Manufactures. Mills Chapter XXV. Manufactures. Distilleries Chapter XXVI. Miscellaneous manufactures Chapter XXVII. Railroads Chapter XXVIII. Lights Chapter XXIX. Boating Chapter XXX. Shade-trees, fuit-trees, and fruits Chapter XXXI. Water Chapter XXXII. Coal and stone Chapter XXXIII. Ferries and bridges Chapter XXXIV. Newspapers, etc. Chapter XXXV. The French claims controversy Chapter XXXVI. Population at different times Chapter XXXVII. The old Settlers' Society Chapter XXXVIII. Commerce of Peoria Chapter XXXIX. The Fauna of Peoria Chapter XL. The Flora of Peoria and its vicinity Chapter XLI. Physicians Chapter XLII. Lawyers Chapter XLIII. The subject continued. John L Bogardus Chapter XLV. Banking facilities Index
3. The History of Peoria County, Illinois. Containing a History of the Northwest, History of Illinois, History of the County, its Early Settlement, Growth, Development, Resources, etc., etc., A Sketch of its Cities and Towns, their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Churches, Schools, etc., etc., a War Record of its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion, General and Local Statistics, Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men, Map of Peoria County, Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Tables, etc., etc.
(Originally published in 1880, about 850 pages.)
4. Peoria, City and County, Illinois. A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress, and Achievement
(Originally published in 1912, about 1,448 pages.)
Contents: Vol. I. Part One. Chapter I. The beginning of Peoria Chapter II. The Aborigines Chapter III. Forces which made Peoria and the material of which it was made Chapter IV. Discovery by the French Chapter V. Taking possession by La Salle Chapter VI. Peoria under the French Chapter VII. British rule in Illinois--1763-1778 Chapter VIII. Illinois as a part of Virginia--1778-1784 Chapter IX. The northwest territory Chapter X. Peoria part of Indiana Territory--1800-1809 Chapter XI. Reminiscences of old settlers Vol. I. Part Two. Chapter XII. Geologic formation and geography of this section of the county Chapter XIII. Creation and organization of Peoria County Chapter XIV. Proceedings of the county commissioners' court Chapter XV. Selection of a site for and erection of a court house Chapter XVI. "Old Peorias" home of the French and Indians founded about 1763 Chapter XVII. Early thoroughfares Chapter XVIII. Religious organizations of Peoria County Chapter XIX. Church history Chapter XX. The time that tried men's souls Chapter XXI. The Civil War Chapter XXII. The townships of Peoria County Chapter XXIII. Village of Peoria incorporated in 1831 Chapter XXIV. Medical personages and affairs associated with the history of Peoria County Chapter XXV. The bench and bar Chapter XXVI. The public schools of Peoria Chapter XXVII. The Peoria press Chapter XXVIII. Organizations Chapter XXIX. History of banking in Peoria Chapter XXX. The board of trade Volume II. Biographical Index
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