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Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885
Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Reproduced on CD and purchased from OLD GLORY ACCENTS

Transcribed by: Denise McLoughlin
Tampico Area Historical Society

Page 869


On the southwest quarter of section 24, in January, 1855, John Galt, and others had platted a village to which was given the name of Galt. It is the first station west of Sterling, and is surrounded by a fine farming country. For a time the village seemed to flourish, but its proximity to Sterling and Morrison has tended to retard its growth.

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