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Owen's Janesville city, Rock County gazetteer, and directory: containing a complete city directory of Janesville; an alphabetical directory of the farmers and land owners of Rock County; also, a classified business directory, to which is added historical and descriptive sketches of Janesville, Beloit, Evansville, Edgerton, Milton, Milton Junction, Clinton Junction, Footville, Hanover, Emerald Grove, and other towns in the county
(1876)

City of Beloit,   pp. 291-292


Page 291

Owen's Rock Couiity Me"tcw. 
CITY OF BELOIT. 
Bd"i -situted on both de" of Rook river, .ighty4evsn miles from
Chiuso, mety4ve from Milwaukee, b.eight from Madbon,'te .d-s 
hl of he States, and welve miles. from Juseville, the ounty meat. 
Two ralero  euvsrg. hers, vis: the Chimee *   Northwestern and 
the Western -Unio Railway. 
Beloit wa originally ualied New Albany, and it isnot in the very m. 
mnoe put when then botiful regimosnow teeming with the buy hum of 
eommmal lit, were the sun. ofthat, whish in now almost a thing of 
tho put Indian warlhfr, well may the old seter look baek with wouder 
when he vies with oomplaoney the eormous strides lvillatom has made- 
ia he Ur and beautifel Rook River Valley. 
The eay history of the ple  d Ila Netlement datm not bk of dthe 
mmor of may of its inhabbanb, as many of Ito Nit settlers yet live aad 
rdds In the  ty and hve lived to oes and r  sAe lof their early 
tle and hrdships. 
Bbiat am a mnufaotuong town o&m lndusemsato not mupemed &W- 
whem    The supply of water is prulully inus bll, sad with railroad 
raditing in four dihrsnt direoetiou, the mteril for use an be easily a 
enred, and the manutsetured inlow shipped to all points In the we with 
the greatest ponible dlpao. 
01TY GOVERNMENT. 
The oity of Bekit is in a filourishing and prosperous eoaditiom. The 
fllwi8       the nmes of the efaleut oity ofila% oommeolng with the 
worthy mayor: 
H. N. Davis, Mayor. 
J. . Dow, ity erWk. 
0. H. Orm, Cily Attorney. 
0. F. North, City Mum" 
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