Galena was originally a mining town You can take an underground tour in the Vinegar Hill Lead Mine to experience where the true roots of Galena began Events History isn''t the only attraction in Galena The town hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year that will appeal to everyone in the family Feb 10 2011Navy Pier Sears Tower John Hancock Center The Shedd Aquarium The Field Museum The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry all in Chicago IL Vinegar Hill Historic Lead Mine Museum Galena IL Illinois' only remaining Lake Michigan dunes Illinois Beach State Park in Zion 40 miles north of

Vinegar Hill Zinc Company trucks hauling ore

The Vinegar Hill lead mine near Galena Illinois was being worked in 1822 In addition to its own properties Vinegar Hill Zinc purchased ore from small mines in the 1920s-1940s and operated a sulphuric acid plant in Cuba City Wisconsin The Company reportedly closed its plant and mine properties in the late 1930s

Vinegar Hill Historic Lead Mine Museum Galena IL 61036 815-777-0855 This underground lead mine is typical of the primitive mines of the era It was originally mined by an Irishman in 1822 and was handed down from generation to generation The museum features a variety of lead and ore samples along with mining tools

Vinegar Hill Lead Mine 8885 North Three Pines Road Galena Illinois 61036 live chat Galena Galena IL Lead mines mine companies mine owners and mine information US-Mining provides information on mines operators and minerals mined in Galena IL live chat

Before its Civil War glory days Galena was a booming lead-mining town Today you can descend underground into the Vinegar Hill Lead Mine But don't stay down there too long or you won't get to enjoy the rolling hills and lush valleys of this charming getaway which also offers fine dining numerous bed and breakfasts golfing and antiquing

The USGS (U S Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U S called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22 75x29 or larger Vinegar Hill Mine is covered by the Galena IL US Topo Map quadrant

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The Vinegar Hill Lead Mine and Museum is located in Jo Daviess Co 6 miles north of Galena IL Tours are given mostly in the summer but on weekends in a few other months I found the story of the name Vinegar Hill in this area on the back of a brochure for the lead mine

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Vinegar Hill Mine map photos satellite view and comments Vinegar Hill Mine is a Mine in Jo Daviess County IL with an elevation of 804 feet or 245 meters above sea level A satellite image of the Vinegar Hill Mine area in Jo Daviess County IL

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Things to Do in Galena Illinois See Tripadvisor's 10 463 traveler reviews and photos of Galena tourist attractions Find what to do today this weekend or in March We have reviews of the best places to see in Galena Visit top-rated must-see attractions

Lead Miners - Galena IL Coal has been mined in 73 counties of Illinois More than 4 500 coal mines have operated since commercial mining began in Illinois about 1810 fewer than 50 are currently active The first recorded discovery of coal in North America was in Illinois by Marquette and Joliet

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Get all the local information you need on Galena Illinois IL - community history demographics local search and more at ePodunk Ulysses S Grant Home State Historic Site Galena/Jo Daviess County History Museum Vinegar Hill Historic Lead Mine Museum Washburne House State Historic Site Old Galena IL Pros Small but

Galena was originally a mining town You can take an underground tour in the Vinegar Hill Lead Mine to experience where the true roots of Galena began Events History isn''t the only attraction in Galena The town hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year that will appeal to everyone in the family

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Before its Civil War glory days Galena was a booming lead-mining town Today you can descend underground into the Vinegar Hill Lead Mine But don't stay down there too long or you won't get to enjoy the rolling hills and lush valleys of this charming getaway which also offers fine dining numerous bed and breakfasts golfing and antiquing

Jo Daviess County is located in the northwest corner of U S state of Illinois Its county seat is Galena Jo Daviess County was formed in 1827 out of Henry and Putnam Counties It is named for Maj Joseph Hamilton Daveiss United States District Attorney for Kentucky