Algonquin has seen growth, changes
ALGONQUIN – People began settling in what now is Algonquin in November 1834, two years before they were allowed to be on the land.
Samuel Gillilan was the area’s first settler. He brought his family to the area in a covered wagon from Virginia.
“They crossed the banks of the Fox River and fell in love with the countryside,” said Jeff Jolitz, the Algonquin Historic Commission chairman.
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