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  Alton, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alton is located amid the confluence of three important navigable rivers: the Illinois, the Mississippi, and the Missouri.
Alton has been home to gangs of bootleggers in the thirties known throughout the state, and the overall bloody history of the town has contributed to the reputation of Alton as one of the most haunted places in America.
James Earl Ray was a resident of Alton; Alton was the hometown of Miles Davis, Robert Pershing Wadlow, the tallest human recorded to date, and Craig Hentrich, NFL two-time All-Pro Bowl punter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alton,_Illinois   (912 words)

 Alton, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As a consequence, the 13th Amendment of the Constitution was drafted in Alton.
James Earl Ray was a resident of Alton; Alton was the hometown of Miles Davis, Robert Pershing Wadlow, the tallest human recorded to date, and, NFL two-time All-Pro Bowl punter.
Alton was the home to the worlds largest blue catfish before it was caught by Tim Pruitt on May 22nd, 2005
www.chicagoheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Alton,_Illinois   (837 words)

 Alton, Illinois
Alton is also home to another giant, the mythical Piasa Bird Marquette and Joliet recorded seeing depicted on the face of the limestone bluffs that rise majestically along the bank of the Mississippi.
Alton is poised for success and prosperity as it approaches the threshold of its third century.
The Alton Museum of History and Art is located on the campus of the SIUE School of Dental Medicine and provides an excellent insight into local history and the performing arts.
www.villageprofile.com /illinois/alton/alton2.html   (2052 words)

 Southwest Illinois News - Alton, Illinois
The historic river town of Alton is nestled among the magnificent bluffs at the confluence of two great rivers - the Mississippi and the Illinois.
Alton is also known as the home of Robert Wadlow, "the Gentle Giant." Born in 1918, he grew to a record height of 8 feet, 11.1 inches.
Southwest Illinois News and Saint Louis Front Page is owned and maintained by the Moore Design Group for the sole purpose of disseminating news and information about the Metropolitan Saint Louis area.
www.swi-news.com /SWI-Alton.htm   (604 words)

 Brewery History of Alton Illinois
Alton, Illinois is located on limestone bluffs rising above the Mississippi River just five miles from its junction with the Missouri River, and about twenty-five miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.
By the late 1830's, Alton had grown to some 4,000 inhabitants, and with abundant water, and grain from expanding area agriculture, it was a prime location for someone to open a hometown brewery.
Across town, brewing partners John Fischbach and Jacob Hund advertised their concern as the Alton Brewery, with a brewery and malt house on the Plank Road, located north of the Alton city limits, and south of the Buck Inn, where there was a post office and a large tavern.
www.breweriana.com /history/historyaltonillinois.html   (6097 words)

The Diocese of Alton includes that part of Illinois lying south of the northern limits of the counties of Adams, Brown, Cass, Menard, Sangamon, Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, and Edgar, and north of the southern limits of the counties of Madison, Bond, Fayette, Effingham, Jasper, and Crawford.
Prominent among the lay Catholics of the early period were Peter and Sebastian Wise of Alton, Mr.
At Alton the bishop found before him 58 churches, five in course of erection; 30 stations visited by 28 priests; six young men studying for the ministry; two female academies, and a population of about 50,000.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01367c.htm   (972 words)

 A History of Alton, Illinois and the Riverbend Area from an Alton School District Textbook, Page 6
At the beginning of the Civil War, Alton was a very important city on the border between the North and the South.
Troops of the Seventh Illinois Infantry Regiment, under the command of Colonel John Cook, were the first to arrive in Alton.
Illinois became involved in the Underground Railroad in 1850.
www.4sullivans.com /jtsgeneralstore/historyaltonp6.html   (1519 words)

 Alton, Illinois
Alton, Illinois is a historic community situated upon the Mississippi River thirty minutes northeast of downtown St. Louis.
Alton homes offer everything from stately 19th Century mansions to smartly styled contemporary condominiums and apartments, from elegant single family construction of the early and middle 20th Century to clusters of spacious homes of the 1990s.
Alton's rich history is resplendently portrayed in the abundance of grand old homes of the Victorian era that cling to steep hillsides.
www.villageprofile.com /illinois/alton/alton1.html   (2865 words)

 Alton Florist | Flower Delivery Alton, Illinois (IL) | Florists in Alton
The population of Alton is approximately 32,905 (1990).
Alton is positioned 38.90 degrees north of the equator and 90.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Our Alton, Illinois florist directory is provided through a strategic partnership with Regional Direct.com, which has established partnerships with the most reliable, customer service-driven area Alton florist and florists in Illinois, including Alton, Illinois.
www.albanywebsites.com /ex/asp/city.Alton-Illinois-Florist-IL/CityId.8779/xe/florists-flower-delivery.htm   (176 words)

Alton, Illinois, twenty-five miles north of St. Louis, is not just another ordinary city.
Alton's location as a river town and its unique topography have always set it apart from the surrounding area.
Alton was said to have the best landing for steamboats on the east bank of the Mississippi with a solid rock surface.
www.lib.niu.edu /ipo/2002/ihy020237.html   (833 words)

 Alton, Illinois - Civil War Era - Confederate Prison
The Alton prison opened in 1833 as the first Illinois State Penitentiary and was closed in 1860, when the last prisoners were moved to a new facility at Joliet.
The first prisoners arrived at the Alton Federal Military Prison on February 9, 1862 and members of the 13 th U.S. Infantry were assigned as guards, with Colonel Sidney Burbank commanding.
A cemetery in North Alton that belonged to the State of Illinois was used for most that died.
www.altonweb.com /history/civilwar/confed   (701 words)

 Haunted Alton!
Alton may be one of the most haunted small towns in all of America, but there are definitely ghosts in other places, too!
Although Illinois was a Free State, because Alton is so close to Missouri (a Slave State), it was a major stop on the Underground Railroad.
We’ll be going to the most active haunts in Alton to give tourists an opportunity to sense the fear, the danger, and meet the ghosts for themselves.
www.hauntedalton.com   (408 words)

 Alton Weed & Seed Strategy, Alton, Illinois
More than four years ago residents in the Alton neighborhoods of Hunterstown, Middletown and Mexico began working with local government partners in an effort to identify the most prevalent problems plaguing these neighborhoods and then develop strategies to effectively address them.
In February of 2001 Alton was notified it had received official designation as a “Weed and Seed site” and in October of 2001 received funding.
The neighborhoods within the Weed and Seed boundaries have long been described as a place where a crime-free street with a high quality of life is bordered by crime ridden streets with a devastatingly low quality of life.
www.altonweedandseed.com   (385 words)

 Robert Wadlow, World's Tallest Man, Alton, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Robert Pershing Wadlow was born in Alton in 1918, a normal-size baby, but soon his perky pituitary gland triggered abnormal growth.
At the age of 13, already 7 ft. 4 in., he was proclaimed the world's biggest Boy Scout.
Alton's business leaders can be forgiven if they sometimes sit in Robert's chair, musing over the fate that makes some men big while others suffer shortsightedness and shortfalls.
www.roadsideamerica.com /attract/ILALTwadlow.html   (452 words)

 Adventure Tours Alton IL Illinois + National Parks - City Guide
Haskell Playhouse (circa 1885) 1211 Henry Street, Alton, IL 62002, This Queen Anne-style playhouse was built for Lucy J. Haskell, daughter of Dr. William A. & Florence H. Haskell.
Lucy died at age nine of diptheria and the Haskells gave the estate to the City of Alton for educational & recreational purposes.
Lovejoy Monument Alton Cemetery at Monument Avenue, Constructed in honor of Elijah P. Lovejoy who was an abolitionist editor that was murdered because of his belief in and support of freedom of the press.
www.discoverourtown.com /TownPage.php?Town=1585&Cat=Attractions   (528 words)

 Vintage Voices Heritage Program - Alton, Illinois   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Visitors will be able to walk down the shaded paths of the historic Alton Cemetery and meet the men and women who lived in the Alton area during the 19th and early 20th century.
Members of the Alton Little Theater and the YWCA will portray ten individuals who lived, worked, or in some significant way had an impact on Alton's history.
Hayner came to Alton as a poor young man and donated the Hayner Library to the city.
www.greatriverroad.com /Cities/Alton/vintage.htm   (455 words)

In the summer of 1998, the Piasa bird painting was restored by a group of local volunteers and was moved closer to the city and near to its original location.
Alton became one of the major station on the Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape to the north.
ALTON and THE CIVIL WAR: There are a number of places connected to the Civil War in Alton, including the site of Illinois' first prison.
www.prairieghosts.com /alton.html   (1433 words)

 Alton Military Prison
He was transported to Alton Military prison where he contracted smallpox, but recovered and was shipped off to Ft. Delaware prison where he eventually got exchanged on 05 Oct 1864.
One of the first demands the sisters made was to shut down the "island death house" and began giving prisoners religious burials, many of which took place on the island.
In the vicinity of Alton, Illinois, approximately 25 miles northeast of St. Louis, resided many southern sympathizers.
www.geocities.com /BourbonStreet/Delta/3843/alton2.htm   (2003 words)

 Travel America: All Around Alton - Brief Article
That's the sort of feeling you get in laid-back Alton, Illinois, where a popular pastime, for visitors and residents alike, is river watching.
On a bluff overlooking the Illinois River, it's the largest state park in Illinois, with more than 8,000 recreational acres including hiking and equestrian trails, campsites, picnic areas, tennis courts, and riding stables.
The scenic byway meanders along the river, framed on the other side by the towering Mississippi bluffs, a beautiful sight particularly in the fall, when their lush foliage is ablaze with vibrant reds, oranges and yellows cascading down to the road in a Technicolor waterfall.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FCQ/is_1_16/ai_63652471   (428 words)

 Alton Real Estate Agents, Alton Homes For Sale, REALTORS and Alton
HomeGain provides Alton, Illinois real estate information and resources to guide homeowners and homebuyers through the process of selling and buying a house, condo or other Alton realty property.
HomeGain has services to help you find a top Alton real estate broker or agent, get the value of your Alton home and a comparative market analysis (CMA), view Alton real estate and MLS listings, prepare your home for sale, and more.
Cuando se registre para encontrar un agente de bienes raices en Alton, simplemente indique que necesita un agente que habla Español.
www.homegain.com /local_real_estate/IL/alton.html   (445 words)

 A History of Alton, Illinois and the Riverbend Area from an Alton School District Textbook
On December 9, 1778, the Virginia legislature passed a law that said that all land in Virginia, west of the Ohio River be included in a country named Illinois.
Just south of present day Alton, at the mouth of the Wood River, Lewis and Clark built their first camp and spent the winter of 1803-1804 there before starting their long trip to the Pacific.
In 1927, the Lewis and Clark Bridges were built to connect Alton to the Greater St. Louis Area.
www.4sullivans.com /jtsgeneralstore/historyalton.html   (1764 words)

 Directions BEALL MANSION Alton Illinois Greater St. Louis Bed and Breakfast Boutique Hotel
Alton Illinois bed and breakfast inn boutique hotel close to St. Louis Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis, Missouri MO, STL St. Louis Intl Airport, St. Louis County
The BEALL MANSION is on Millionaire's Row in the Middletown Historic District of the historic river town of Alton, Illinois.
When you arrive, please pull in the driveway and under the porte cochere', offload any luggage, and ring the door bell at the porte cochere' entrance.
www.beallmansion.com /about/directions.html   (479 words)

 The Illinois Personal Injury Weblog
The study of 4,350 adults also found that people without insurance were more likely to forgo recommended health screenings such as mammograms than those with coverage, and were less likely to have a regular doctor than their insured counterparts.
The mood was somber at the Cahokia Police Department on Monday as officers and Chief Richard Watson tried to carry out their duties and deal with the loss of one of the department's younger officers, who died following a head-on collision about 2 a.m.
Officer Jeremy Chambers, 26, appeared to be traveling north on Illinois 3 and a GMC 1600 pickup truck driven by William Anderson, 37, of the 4000 block of Grove Street, St. Louis, appeared to be traveling south.
www.illinoislawblog.com   (2348 words)

 Madison County, Illinois Trails
As this County embraces all the lands above east of the Mississippi and all the bounty lands in Illinois, all soldiers patents and grants of Illinois Bounty land are recorded here.
Illinois Death Index is now available online through the Illinois State Archives website!
Illinois Trails is an Independent, non-profit organization dedicated to providing free access to Historical and Genealogical Records
www.iltrails.org /madison   (881 words)

 St. Louis Fine Restaurant Guide - Alton, Illinois
is nestled among the magnificent bluffs at the confluence of two great rivers - the Mississippi and the Illinois.
Today, visitors and residents enjoy browsing year-round through more than 40 unique antique stores and specialty shops in the Alton Landing area.
Homemade desserts, giant hamburgers for under a buck and fine dining opportunities are just a short walk from the Mississippi and the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway.
www.diningstl.com /Alton.htm   (201 words)

 Relocation Alton IL Illinois, Moving + Jobs - City Guide
Moving Companies in Alton, IL At 123Movers.com you will get multiple moving quotes from different movers including Mayflower, Bekins, and other major moving companies as well as smaller independent movers that we have pre-screened.
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