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Galena dedicates Washburne Garden - Galena, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 42° 24.785 W 090° 25.826
15T E 711430 N 4698840
Quick Description: Washburne Garden is a small pocket park of .05 acres located at the intersection of South Main and South Water in Galena, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/8/2019 7:54:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM10Q0F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Jul 20, 2017 GALENA, Ill. (KWQC) - The City of Galena, as well as the Galena Belles Questers and the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners, have dedicated a new garden in honor of Elihu Benjamin Washburne.

Washburne was a prominent resident of Galena and held a law office in the Peck Building on Main Street in 1845. He later came to own the building. He was an important historical figure in the city and had connections to Abraham Lincoln.

During the dedication ceremony, re-enactors dressed as Washburne, his wife Adele, and President Lincoln shared memories of their impact on Galena and the rest of the country.

The Washburne Garden is located next to the Peck Building, the current home of Galena River Wine and Cheese. The garden includes a revitalized green space and interpretive signage.

- KWQC website



Washburne Garden is a small pocket park of .05 acres located at the intersection of South Main and South Water in Galena, Illinois. The park has a small lawn, plantings, an interpretive historical sign, two benches, and bust of Elihu Washburne. This truly is more of a pocket park than a true garden.
Type of publication: Television

When was the article reported?: 7/20/2017

Publication: www.kwqc.com

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How widespread was the article reported?: regional

News Category: Arts/Culture

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