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By Jo Fredell Higgins

lined wagons introduced a wave of migration to northern Illinois within the mid-1830s. On April 1, 1834, the 1st everlasting white settlers, Joseph McCarthy and assistants, paddled up the Fox River. The neighborhood was once often called Waubonsie’s Village at the moment. They outfitted a log cabin, a dam around the Fox, and at last a sawmill. The village had approximately four hundred local american citizens who bartered fish for bread and tobacco. for nearly one hundred seventy five years now, development has been regular and certain, and the town of Aurora is the second-largest metropolitan zone in Illinois. Aurora is domestic to honorable civic associations, very good schooling, and a multicultural and vigorous population.

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