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Galesburg,

city (1990 pop. 33,530), seat of Knox co., W Ill., in a farm, livestock, and coal area; chartered 1841. A trade, rail, and industrial center, it has railroad shops and plants that manufacture paint, rubber hoses, apparel, and plastics. Galesburg was founded by Presbyterians from the Mohawk valley, N.Y., under the leadership of George Washington GaleGale, George Washington,
1789–1861, American educator and clergyman, b. Stanford, N.Y., grad. Union College, 1814, and Princeton Theological Seminary, 1819. In 1827 he founded Oneida Institute at Whitesboro, N.Y.
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. They established Knox College, and in 1858 a debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas took place in Knox Old Main, the oldest building on the campus. The birthplace of the poet Carl SandburgSandburg, Carl,
1878–1967, American poet, journalist, and biographer, b. Galesburg, Ill. The son of poor Swedish immigrants, he left school at the age of 13 and became a day laborer.
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 has been preserved.
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27) See Michael Kazin, A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan (New York: Anchor Books, 2007), 160-62; Galesburg Republican Register, October 9, 1908; Galesburg Evening Mail, October 9, 1908.
The boy helped with farm work while attending "common school" and then the Knox Academy in Galesburg.
As a graduate student in the early 1980s, Eberhardt (anthropology, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois) conducted a research project on culture acquisition and moral development in a small Shan community in northwestern Thailand.
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A railroad town of some 33,000 people, Galesburg has few sights to offer the occasional visitor besides the childhood home of Carl Sandburg and a charming if faded Main Street.
Immediately after graduating, Frank began his teaching career in the little town of Galesburg, Ill.
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Prairie St, Galesburg, IL 61401; 563/243-1390, 800/895-8436, FAX: 563/242-4567
Back in Galesburg, Illinois, where he grew up, the young Prina painted a copy of his mother's La Tour, which in retrospect has taken on for him the peculiar, "anecdotal" significance of an initiation into art.
Part of the support came in $60 million worth of investments in the Admiral factory in Galesburg, M.