This panoramic print of Belleville, Illinois was drawn by Albert Ruger and published by Chicago Lith. Co. in 1867. In the years following the American Civil War, Belleville was making a name for itself as a manufacturing center producing cigars, beer and all sorts of metal products, especially iron stoves.
Bituminous coal was found in abundance and Belleville was emerging as a valuable fuel supplier for nearby St. Louis.
The map from 1867 includes labeled streets, buildings and railroad route.
Features references to the following locations:
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