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Read about small towns in Illinois:

GalenaThe first American settler in the area was there by 1821, and the population had already risen to 10,000 by 1828. Today, with a population of just 3,500, Galena is a real small town that promises to offer the characteristic charm and serenity that only few places in the country are blessed with. The town was named after the mineral galena, which Native Americans mined in the area for over a thousand years. Actually, because of these deposits, the town was the site of the United States’ first major mineral rush. And back in the day, Galena was also the single largest steamboat hub on the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, Missouri. Continue reading…

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