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On the River at MaggieBlack LLC in Galena, IL

The charming river-town of Galena, Illinois is rich in history as it was the home of Ulysses S. Grant and eight other Civil War generals. Galena was named after the mineral "galena" that was mined by the native american's for the lead ore that was used in their ancient burial practices. It was founded by the French in 1690 and settled in 1823. This river-town was known as the largest steamboat hub north of St. Louis back in the day. Today, the city is a tourist destination known for its history, architecture, and resorts. As you enter the gates and meander down main street of this historic city you will find everything from boutiques, chocolatiers, hat shops to fine dining. Maggie Black LCC