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Fun Fact Friday

It’s Fun Fact Friday at the Historical Society! Did you know that Tiskilwa has been known by many names, including Wappe, Indiantown, Windsor and West Windsor? When the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad was completed in 1853 (the first railroad in Bureau County), the name of Tiskilwa was proposed as a compromise and settled upon at a town meeting.

Here's a photograph of the Tiskilwa's C.R.I.& P. Railroad Depot from around 1900.


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