History of LaSalle County, Illinois ~ 1877
Sketch of Settlers
Wallace embraces the west part of Township 34, Range 3, being four and one-half miles in width from east to west. Until a few years since it was a part of Dayton, and being nearly all prairie it remained unoccupied excepting a few settlers on its completion of the canal and railroads sent the population over all the prairie. Its proximity to Ottawa and Dayton made its settlement a mild experience compared with the more secluded sections.
Thomas ROBINSON came in 1838; Mr. CAVANAUGH and W. W. CURTIS, in 1847 or 48; A. P. HOSFORD, Seth SAGE, R. O. BLACK and a few others were the earliest residents.
1877 History of LaSalle County - Town Index
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