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Monday, May 30, 2016

Day Trip to Galena, IL

Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois. It is named for the mineral galena, which was mined by Native Americans in the area for over 1000 years. Galena was the home of Ulysses S. Grant and eight other Civil War generals. Today, the city is a tourist destination known for its history, architecture, and resorts. TripAdvisor listed Galena among its top-ten "Charming Small Towns". <Source>


Galena's Oldest House
John Dowling arrived in Galena with his son Nicholas in 1826. The limestone house was built in 1826-27 in the single-pen style. John served on the 1834 fire committee and was elected to the 1838 town board of trustees. Nicholas was elected alderman in 1841, serving until his election as mayor in 1843. The building sat abandoned for several decades. It was rehabilitated by William McCauley in the 1960s. In the 1970s, the building was opened to the public. <Source>


Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ring upgrade ♥

 06/08/2016 — 4.0mm morganite, diamond accent stones, sterling silver plated with rose rhodium, size 5
 03/18/2016 — 5.5mm morganite, diamond accent stones, 10k rose gold, size 3.5 with sizing beads