Knox County Courthouse

Knox County Historical Museum
3:24 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

A View of an Extinct Species

The passenger pigeon
Credit Knox County Historical Museum

The Knox County Historical Museum is marking the 100-year anniversary of the passenger pigeon’s disappearance from the planet.

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Naming Public Places
1:05 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Honoring Women From Galesburg's History

The Mother Bickerdyke monument outside the Knox County Courthouse
Photo from The Zephyr

Galesburg city council members approved a resolution in support of naming facilities, parks and streets in honor of notable women.

More than 50 women are listed in a document provided to aldermen. They are community organizers, athletes, artists, educators, and more from throughout Galesburg's 175 year history.

The document will be used when the city considers naming and renaming things.

Mayor Sal Garza said too few women have been recognized by the city.

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