Elgin and Surroundings

b_0_0_0_00_images_photos_Sherman.JPG "The objective in publishing this little book, ELGIN AND SURROUNDINGS, has been to show the rise, growth and progress of ELGIN; its importance as a manufacturing and producing center; its attractiveness as a place of residence and the advantages it offers as a location for manufacturing enterprises. . . Its pages are mainly devoted to a detailed description of the Elgin of 1890, containing a review of the manufacturing and general business interests of the city, indices of its prosperity and practical demonstrators of its desirability as a location for the investment of capital in manufacturing pursuits."

- from Preface

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