2013 Mining History Association Tours

 

Trolley Tours and Galena Museum

June 6-9, 2013

 

 

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Following a series of devastating floods, downtown Galena is protected by a modern levy.  The Galena River, now filled with silt, once was a major port for Mississippi River steamboats.

 

The open flood gate on Main Street welcomes residents and tourists alike.  It can be closed in times of high water to protect downtown Galena

Many historic figures including four Presidents arrived at the Galena railroad depot which is now a Visitor Information Center.

 

The home of General U. S. Grant and Mrs. Grant overlooks the river and downtown Galena.

A restored historic home high up on the hill above Galena.

The entrance to an old lead mine is in the limestone bluffs in downtown Galena.

 

Liberty Engine House #1, ca1851.  A series of steps connect the neighborhoods above downtown.

A historic fire engine is ready for action in Liberty Engine House #1.


Photo Credits: Mike and Pat Kaas, Susan Canty

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