Mother Bickerdyke

Kellogg/Seminary overpass
8:24 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Bickerdyke Bridge Opens in Galesburg

Construction of the Bickerdyke Bridge in Galesburg provided 140 construction jobs.
Credit T.J. Carson

There is now another way to avoid being delayed by trains in Galesburg.

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New Overpass Named
12:50 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Galesburg Honors "Mother" Bickerdyke

The statue of Bickerdyke on the lawn of the courthouse was revealed in 1906.
Credit T.J. Carson

The Seminary/Kellogg Street overpass is not yet complete in Galesburg, but it does have a name.

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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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