Posts Tagged ‘Galesburg’
Galesburg’s history has so much to do with the railroad, and a local historian says a sport that will be in the national spotlight next weekend was practiced in town, thanks in part to the railroad.
Historian Rex Cherrington says a year after the railroad came to town in the 1850′s, a horse racing track was formed, but it was small — in that only one horse was taken around the track for harness racing at a time.
The City of Galesburg may be taking quite a hit with the loss of hundreds of ash trees due to infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle, but a local tree expert says the state of trees in town is strong.
Improvements to a Galesburg park can now officially get underway.
Wednesday’s local scores:
B/E 10 A/W 0
United 4 Knoxville 3
Brimfield 6 Knoxville 0
North Fulton 10 A-Town 1
Augustana 12 Knox 4
High School Baseball: A-Town at Illini West
B-PC at Knoxville
ROWVA at West Prairie
West Central at United
Galva/Williamsfield at Mercer County
High School Softball: Macomb at Galesburg
College Track: Monmouth at Drake Relays
The unveiling of the new Carl Sandburg Statue and its welcome to its temporary home was a time not to celebrate one artist, but two.
That’s according to Sandburg Historic Site Association president Barry Swanson, who told a ceremony at the former Ameren building yesterday he feels the honoring of Galesburg’s native son is something the entire community should embrace.