Skip to main content

Peoria, Illinois, Harbor Fund account book

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1162

Scope and Contents

Accounts kept by city treasurers Andrew Gray, Zenis Hotchkiss and John King of income and expenditures for the harbor.

Dates

  • Created: 1842 - 1861

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Peoria, Ill. is located on the Illinois River and in the mid-nineteenth century had a busy traffic of steam boats, flatboats and keelboats especially after the building of the Illinois Michigan Canal. The city's harbor fund helped maintain the harbor.

Extent

1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 16 pages

Language of Materials

English