Tampico is a village located in Tampico Township, Whiteside County, United States next to Rock Falls and Sterling IL. As of the 2010 census the village had a total population of 790, up from 772 at the 2000 census, it is known as the birthplace of the 40th President of the United States. The area containing the future Tampico township was a slough; the first nonaboriginal settlers arrived in 1852. The township of Tampico was established in 1861. In 1863-64, the area was drained; the local railroad CB&Q was taken out in the early 80s. In June 1874, a tornado struck. In 1875, the village of Tampico was incorporated. Tampico is located at 41°37′50″N 89°47′07″W, its elevation is 640 ft. According to the 2010 census, Tampico has a total area of 0.39 square miles, all land. About 1 mi east of Tampico is the Hennepin Canal feeder. Tampico is located about 40 mi east-northeast of Moline and 110 mi west of Chicago; as of the census of 2000, there were 772 people, 292 households, 205 families residing in the village.
The population density was 1,941.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 315 housing units at an average density of 792.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 99.74% White, 0.00% Black, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, 0.13% from two or more races. 1.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 292 households, out of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.5% were non-families. 24.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.10. In the village, the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.1 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.6 males. The median income for a household in the village was $40,221, the median income for a family is $43,646. Males had a median income of $30,667 versus $18,409 for females; the per capita income for the village was $14,467. 8.5% of the population and 6.4% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.2% of those under the age of 18 and 4.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. Hazel A. McCaskrin, Illinois state legislator. S. Navy Admiral and veteran of the Spanish–American War, World War I and World War II, born in Tampico Birthplace of Ronald Reagan H. C. Pitney Variety Store Building Tampico Main Street Historic District Official website Tampico Area Historical Society & Museum
Illinois Route 136
Illinois Route 136 is an east–west road in northwestern Illinois. It runs from the Mark Morris Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River, connecting to Iowa Highway 136 in Clinton, east to U. S. Route 30 east of Fulton; this is a distance of 3.22 miles. Illinois 136 is a two-lane surface road for its entire length. Route 136 begins at the Mark Morris Memorial Bridge which connects to Iowa Highway 136 in Clinton, Iowa. At the foot of the bridge is a signal-controlled intersection with 4th Street in Fulton, signed as the Lincoln Highway. Route 136 continues east along 14th Avenue, a residential street dotted by businesses. On the eastern edge of Fulton, Route 136 intersects Illinois Route 84; the final 2 miles of Route 136, which run along Fulton Road, are part of the Lincoln Highway and are signed as such. Route 136 ends at an intersection with U. S. Route 30. SBI Route 136 traveled from IL 1 to the village of Flat Rock in rural Crawford County, a distance of about 3,000 feet. In the meantime, the Lyons–Fulton Bridge was numbered US 30 through 1957, US 30 Alternate through 1967.
After 1967, the bridge and road to US 30 were changed to IL 136. In 1975, the [Lyons–Fulton Bridge closed and was replaced by the Mark Morris Memorial Bridge located a 1⁄2-mile downstream; the spur to Flat Rock was left unnumbered. The entire route is in Whiteside County
Morrison is a city in Whiteside County, United States. The population was 4,188 at the 2010 census, down from 4,447 in 2000, it is the county seat of Whiteside County. It is located on the Historic Lincoln Highway, the nation’s first transcontinental highway and in Morrison was the site of two concrete "seedling miles", which served as prototypes of what an improved highway could do for the nation. In 1854, Lyman Johnson and H. S. Vroom were in what would become the City of Morrison as contractors and builders for the Air-line railroad, now the Union Pacific Railroad. Johnson and Vroom, along with several other entrepreneurs, acquired the land that would surround the rail station, planned here, they managed the work of surveyor W. S. Wilkinson in the layout of the future town in 1855. Among these entrepreneurs were W. H. Van Epps. Lyman Johnson decided to call the town Morrison, in honor of Charles Morrison, a friend of Van Epps and a wealthy merchant from New York, who promised financial support in the way of loans for the town’s development.
Shortly thereafter, Morrison suffered severe financial losses and he was unable to participate, yet his name remained. Refrigerator manufacturer, Illinois Refrigerator Company, was organized in 1892 by Edward A. Smith, J. B. Market, George Brown, F. L. Sands, F. R. Beals, it added school furniture to its line: Columbia School Equipment Company, a subsidiary of the Illinois Refrigerator Company. In 1914, Illinois Refrigerator Company acquired equipment to manufacture stoves, establishing the Summit Stove Company. Two additional school furniture companies formed the Illinois Seating Company and built a new factory in Morrison; the Morris and Rich Toy Factory of Sterling, IL moved to Morrison in 1928, locating in part of the Illinois Refrigerator Company building. In November 1929, a fire damaged two warehouses owned by Illinois Refrigerator Company, Rich Manufacturing Company, Columbia School Equipment Company; the fire destroyed over 4,000 refrigerators and $35,000 worth of toys, including five or more carloads, which were on the nearby railroad tracks.
The total loss was estimated at $500,000. By April 1932, the refrigerator company was bankrupt. Soon after, a new corporation was formed: Rich Illinois Manufacturing Company; the company made wood and metal refrigerators, electric refrigerators, furniture, wood ware, wood and metal fabricated buildings. In 1934, The City Ice and Fuel Company of Cleveland, OH, which operated under the name Ice Cooling Appliance Corporation, purchased the plant; the toy factory, Rich Illinois Manufacturing, moved to Iowa. In 1954, ICA was sold to American Air Filter Company, Inc. at Louisville, which had consolidated with Herman Nelson Corporation of Moline, Illinois. In 1957, the Herman Nelson division established a factory in Morrison to manufacture air blowers, small portable heaters, air conditioners, which closed in 1966, moving to Brownsville, Tennessee. General Electric started its Morrison plant in 1949, as a branch of the Schenectady, New York department, it became the Appliance Control Department in 1952 and was one of the first units to be established in a decentralization program.
Early production included relays and sump pump switches, followed by cold and heat controls. In 1952, the manufacture of range timers was transferred to the Morrison factory from Somersworth, New Hampshire. In ensuing year, gas igniters and small d.c. motors were added. In 1965, a branch plant was established at Bridgeport, CT; the plant closed in 2010. Current major employers within the community include Whiteside County government, Morrison Community School District #6, Morrison Community Hospital, Climco Coils, Resthave Home; because Morrison is the county seat, professional services such as attorneys and survey services, financial and accounting services are well-represented. The agricultural sector remains a primary source of economic output; the Morrison Community Hospital offers physician coverage, ambulance service, patient transfer helipad, a skilled care unit. Three staffed clinics, optometrists and physical therapists provide additional medical and health services for the community. Three licensed long-term care units are available, offering physical therapy and activity programs.
Morrison is located at 41°48′33″N 89°58′5″W, placing it near the 90 degrees west line of longitude. According to the 2010 census, Morrison has a total area of all land. Morrison is located at the intersection of U. S. Route 30 and Illinois Route 78, it is 7 miles north of Interstate 88 and 12 miles east of the Mississippi River. The Union Pacific Railroad runs through the town; as of the census of 2010, there were 4,188 people, 1,713 households, 1,086 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,703 people per square mile. There were 1,870 housing units at an average density of 761 per square mile; the racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.8% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.7% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population. There were 1,713 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.6% were non-families.
31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average fa
Ogle County, Illinois
Ogle County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 United States Census, it had a population of 53,497, its county seat is Oregon, its largest city is Rochelle. Ogle County comprises Rochelle, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Rockford-Freeport-Rochelle, IL Combined Statistical Area. Ogle County was formed in 1836 out of Jo Daviess and LaSalle counties, named in honor of Captain Joseph Ogle, a veteran of the Revolutionary War who settled in Illinois in 1785. Ogle County government was organized in 1837. In 1839, a portion of Ogle County was partitioned off to form Lee County. Ogle County was a New England settlement; the founders of Oregon and Rochelle arrived from New England. They were part of a wave of farmers who migrated into the Northwest Territory in the early 1800s, their trek eased by completion of the Erie Canal in 1825, they found virgin forest and wild prairie, laid out farms, constructed roads, erected government buildings and established post routes.
They brought a passion for strong abolitionism. They were members of the Episcopalian Church. Culturally Ogle County, like much of northern Illinois would maintain values similar to those of New England. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 763 square miles, of which 759 square miles is land and 4.4 square miles is water. Winnebago County - north Boone County - northeast Stephenson County - northwest DeKalb County - east Carroll County - west Lee County - south Whiteside County - southwest In recent years, average temperatures in Oregon have ranged from a low of 10 °F in January to a high of 82 °F in July, although a record low of −27 °F was recorded in January 1999 and a record high of 110 °F was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.43 inches in February to 4.88 inches in June. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 53,497 people, 20,856 households, 14,711 families residing in the county; the population density was 70.5 inhabitants per square mile.
There were 22,561 housing units at an average density of 29.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 93.2% white, 0.9% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 3.8% from other races, 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 8.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 38.0% were German, 15.3% were Irish, 10.2% were English, 6.4% were American, 5.3% were Swedish, 5.3% were Norwegian. Of the 20,856 households, 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.5% were non-families, 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.01. The median age was 40.7 years. The median income for a household in the county was $55,733 and the median income for a family was $64,927. Males had a median income of $49,996 versus $32,082 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,959.
About 6.6% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over. By 2000, 65% of the county labor force was employed as white-collar workers with an increase of 20 points in comparison with 1990 statistics. Manufacturing remains the leading employment sector absorbing more than 21.7% of the labor force though there was a decrease from 30,4% in 1995. However it is expected that services would replace manufacturing starting 2015 as the leading activity. Agriculture remains important in Ogle county corn and soybeans. In 2003, the Illinois Department of Agriculture ranked Ogle County 17th in the State for crop cash receipts, 14th in the state for livestock cash receipts; as for livestock production and pigs are still leading though productions decreased from 57,000 units in 1998 to 48,900 in 2002. The county got some investment packages such as a $180 million truck-to-train cargo hub in 2006. In August 2006, it was announced that a new ethanol production facility would receive a package of $5.5 million Opportunity Returns grant from the State.
Along with its neighbor Lee County, Ogle County is one of the most Republican counties in the nation when it comes to presidential elections. In the last 150 years, a Republican candidate has carried the county in each presidential election. No Democratic candidate has won the county, which favored the Whig Party before the Republican Party was formed, it is represented by Republican Adam Kinzinger as a county in Illinois's 16th congressional district. The following public-use airports are located in the county: Ogle County Airport - Mount Morris, Illinois Rochelle Municipal Airport - Rochelle, Illinois Beach Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve Douglas E. Wade Prairie Nature Preserve Jarrett Prairie Nature Preserve Nachusa Grasslands Byron Oregon Polo Rochelle Grand Detour Lost Nation List of settlements in Ogle County, Illinois List of townships in Ogle County, Illinois List of cemeteries in Ogle County, Illinois National Register of Historic Places listings in Ogle County, Illinois Kauffman, Horace G..
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Ogle County. 2. Chicago: Munsell Publishing Co. Retrieved November 23, 2010; the History of Ogle County, Illinois. Chicago: H. F. Kett & Co. 1878. Retrieved November 23, 2010. Offic
Black Hawk War
The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of Sauks and Kickapoos, known as the "British Band", crossed the Mississippi River, into the U. S. state of Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land, ceded to the United States in the disputed 1804 Treaty of St. Louis. U. S. officials, convinced that the British Band was hostile, mobilized a frontier militia and opened fire on a delegation from the Native Americans on May 14, 1832. Black Hawk responded by attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run, he led his band to a secure location in what is now southern Wisconsin and was pursued by U. S. forces. Meanwhile, other Native Americans conducted raids against forts and settlements unprotected with the absence of U. S. troops. Some Ho-Chunk and Potawatomi warriors with grievances against European-Americans took part in these raids, although most tribe members tried to avoid the conflict.
The Menominee and Dakota tribes at odds with the Sauks and Meskwakis, supported the U. S. Commanded by General Henry Atkinson, the U. S. troops tracked the British Band. Militia under Colonel Henry Dodge caught up with the British Band on July 21 and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. Black Hawk's band was weakened by hunger and desertion and many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. On August 2, U. S. soldiers attacked the remnants of the British Band at the Battle of Bad Axe, killing many or capturing most who remained alive. Black Hawk and other leaders escaped, but surrendered and were imprisoned for a year; the Black Hawk War gave the young captain Abraham Lincoln his brief military service, although he never participated in a battle. Other participants who became famous included Winfield Scott, Zachary Taylor, Jefferson Davis; the war gave impetus to the U. S. policy of Indian removal, in which Native American tribes were pressured to sell their lands and move west of the Mississippi River and stay there.
In the 18th century, the Sauk and Meskwaki Native American tribes lived along the Mississippi River in what are now the U. S. states of Iowa. The two tribes had become connected after having been displaced from the Great Lakes region in conflicts with New France and other Native American tribes after the so-called Fox Wars ended in the 1730s. By the time of the Black Hawk War, the population of the two tribes was about 6,000 people; as the United States expanded westward in the early 19th century, government officials sought to buy as much Native American land as possible. In 1804, territorial governor William Henry Harrison negotiated a treaty in St. Louis in which a group of Sauk and Meskwaki leaders sold their lands east of the Mississippi for more than $2,200, in goods and annual payments of $1,000 in goods; the treaty became controversial because the Native leaders had not been authorized by their tribal councils to cede lands. Historian Robert Owens argued that the chiefs did not intend to give up ownership of the land, that they would not have sold so much valuable territory for such a modest price.
Historian Patrick Jung concluded that the Sauk and Meskwaki chiefs intended to cede a little land, but that the Americans included more territory in the treaty's language than the Natives realized. According to Jung, the Sauks and Meskwakis did not learn the true extent of the cession until years later; the 1804 treaty allowed the tribes to continue using the ceded land until it was sold to American settlers by the U. S. government. For the next two decades, Sauks continued to live at Saukenuk, their primary village, located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers. In 1828, the U. S. government began to have the ceded land surveyed for white settlement. Indian agent Thomas Forsyth informed the Sauks that they should vacate Saukenuk and their other settlements east of the Mississippi; the Sauks were divided about. Most Sauks decided to relocate west of the Mississippi rather than become involved in a confrontation with the United States; the leader of this group was Keokuk, who had helped defend Saukenuk against the Americans during the War of 1812.
Keokuk was not a chief, but as a skilled orator, he spoke on behalf of the Sauk civil chiefs in negotiations with the Americans. Keokuk regarded the 1804 treaty as a fraud, but after having seen the size of American cities on the east coast in 1824, he did not think the Sauks could oppose the United States. Although the majority of the tribe decided to follow Keokuk's lead, about 800 Sauks—roughly one-sixth of the tribe—chose instead to resist American expansion. Black Hawk, a war captain who had fought against the United States in the War of 1812 and was now in his 60s, emerged as the leader of this faction in 1829. Like Keokuk, Black Hawk was not a civil chief, but he became Keokuk's primary rival for influence within the tribe. Black Hawk had signed a treaty in May 1816 that affirmed the disputed 1804 land cession, but he insisted that what had been written down was different from what had been spoken at the treaty conference. According to Black Hawk, the "whites were in the habit of saying one thing to the Indians and putting another thing down on paper."
Black Hawk was determined to hold onto Saukenuk, where he had been born. When the Sauks returned to the village in 1829 after their annual winter hunt in the west, they found that it had been occupied by white squatters who were anticipating the sale of
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Bureau County, Illinois
Bureau County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 34,978, its county seat is Princeton. Bureau County is part of the Ottawa–Peru, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area, the Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park is located in this county. Bureau County was created from a portion of Putnam County in 1837, it is named for brothers Michel and Pierre Bureau, French Canadians who ran a trading post from 1776 until the 1780s near the conjunction of Big Bureau Creek with Illinois River. Their actual surname most was Belleau, but the local American Indians had difficulty pronouncing the "l" sound, not found in some local languages. An early settler of this area was Bulbona, a man of mixed French and Native American descent with a Native American wife. Unlike most of the other Native Americans in the area, Bulbona remained after the area was settled by Euro-Americans and ran a trading post, where he sold whiskey among other necessities; the founders of Princeton, the area's oldest town, were settlers from New England, descendants of the English Puritans who settled New England in the 17th century.
They were part of a wave of New England farmers who moved to the Northwest Territory in the early 19th century. Most of them came soon after of the completion of the Erie Canal; when they arrived, they faced wild prairie. These New Englanders laid out farms, constructed roads, erected government buildings and established post routes, they brought with them many of their Yankee New England values, such as a passion for education, establishing many schools, were staunch abolitionists. They were members of the Congregationalist Church or Episcopalians. Early Bureau County, like much of northern Illinois, was culturally continuous with early New England culture. Like so many other areas in the Midwest, this county was on a "line" of the Underground Railroad. There was a "station" at the home of Owen Lovejoy in Princeton, several other locations in the county. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 874 square miles, of which 869 square miles is land and 4.5 square miles is water.
Big Bureau Creek is the main body of water. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Princeton have ranged from a low of 14 °F in January to a high of 85 °F in July, although a record low of −22 °F was recorded in February 1996 and a record high of 102 °F was recorded in June 1988. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.48 inches in February to 4.76 inches in August. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 34,978 people, 14,262 households, 9,605 families residing in the county; the population density was 40.2 inhabitants per square mile. There were 15,720 housing units at an average density of 18.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 94.2% white, 0.7% Asian, 0.6% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 3.0% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 7.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 32.8% were German, 13.8% were Irish, 12.1% were English, 9.2% were American, 8.8% were Italian, 7.6% were Swedish, 5.8% were Polish.
Of the 14,262 households, 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.7% were non-families, 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.94. The median age was 42.5 years. The median income for a household in the county was $45,692 and the median income for a family was $55,217. Males had a median income of $42,327 versus $29,210 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,103. About 8.6% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over. Princeton Spring Valley Charles W. Brooks, U. S. Senator Warren Giles, executive in Baseball Hall of Fame Virgil Fox, concert organist Kathryn Hays, actress Robert Petkoff, actor Eliza Suggs and temperance activist Richard Widmark, actor As part of Yankee-settled Northern Illinois, Bureau County became powerfully Republican for the century following the Civil War.
The only Democrat to carry the county between 1856 and 1988 was Franklin D. Roosevelt during his landslide 1932 victory, although Progressive Theodore Roosevelt did carry the county during the 1912 election when the GOP was mortally divided. Between 1988 and 2012, the county trended Democratic – Bill Clinton won pluralities in both his elections and Barack Obama won an absolute majority in 2008 and nearly did so in 2012 – however concern with lack of employment opportunities in the Rust Belt led to a powerful swing toward Donald Trump in 2016 for the best GOP result since Ronald Reagan’s 1984 landslide. National Register of Historic Places listings in Bureau County, Illinois Specific GeneralUS Census Bureau 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles US Board on Geographic Names US National Atlas Official website