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By David A. Belden

ISBN-10: 0738551953

ISBN-13: 9780738551951

In 1673, Louis Jolliet and Fr. Jacques Marquette have been the 1st Europeans to discover the Mississippi and the Illinois River valleys. Their explorations took them via what's now Joliet. based in 1834 as Juliet, the settlement's destiny used to be formed via a number of vital advancements. The Des Plaines River supplied an early waterway, and its energy gave upward thrust to generators and production. local limestone rock beds helped construct a 19th-century urban, whereas Joliet quarries hired millions of fellows. From the hole of the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1848, to the development of the Illinois significant and Rock Island Railroads within the 1850s, to the intersecting of the Lincoln road and course sixty six within the twentieth century, Joliet turned an incredible hub among rural cities in Will and Grundy Counties and Chicago. Over 2 hundred classic postcards of Joliet display a special urban with a feeling of group pride.

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