History of La Salle County, Illinois, Its topography, geology, botany, natural history, history of the mound builders, Indian tribes, French explorers, and a sketch of the pioneer settlers of each town to 1840.
This work is a testament to the memory of early pioneers in La Salle County, Illinois, and a well rounded history of the county. The author covers everything from early expeditions and Indian influence through several wars (Black Hawk, Winnebago, and Mexican). There is information on schools, churches, taxes, population, government, amusements, illnesses, botany, and geology. The biographical sketches for each town in the county contribute a wealth of genealogical information. The illustrations include: a view of Starved Rock, fortification at Marseilles, an old fort opposite the mouth of Indian Creek, a map of Deer Park, and a survey of a fort on a bluff south of Starved Rock.
1877, (2012), 578 pp.