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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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The Galesburg, Illinois assets were originally constructed by Maytag between 1974 and 1996 and then acquired by Whirlpool Corporation.
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The president's speech to students at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, on July 24 was headline news.
Le dirigeant democrate, apres s'etre beaucoup consacre a la politique etrangere ces deux derniers mois, etait attendu en milieu de journee a Galesburg, petite agglomeration de son ancien fief de l'Illinois (nord), pour un discours-cadre sur ses ambitions economiques.
"With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball," dpa quoted Obama as he was telling a cheering audience at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.
Yet black-headed males rendered temporarily left-eyed by a tiny removable eye patch flirted as readily with red-heads as with black-heads, says cognitive ecologist Jennifer Templeton of Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.
10, 1921, in Galesburg, Ill., to Forrest and Opal Lafferty Long.
Erin Fahrer, an account coordinator, holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing and studio art from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., and a master's degree in writing and publishing from DePaul University in Chicago.
Hord (fhord@knox.edu), professor and chair of Black Studies; founder and executive director of the Association of Black Culture Centers, which is based at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.
Officials in Galesburg, Ill., have been anticipating that BNSF's grade separation projects in the city may help it to become the site of the Class I's largest rail classification yard.