This panoramic print of Batavia, Illinois was drawn by Albert Ruger and published by Chicago Lith. Co. in 1869. Batavia was founded in the 1830's as settlers worked to dam Fox River and built mills at that location. It was served by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad.
Batavia was notable during the industrial revolution for its manufacture of windmills and its immense stone quarries. The stone arch bridge shown was erected in the mid-1840's.
The map looking southwest includes labeled streets, buildings and railroad route. It features inset illustrations of the following:
Features references to the following locations:
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