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Friday, March 12, 2004

Elgin

City, Cook and Kane counties, northeastern Illinois, U.S., on the Fox River. Founded in 1835, its name derived from the Scottish hymn “The Song of Elgin.” It is located in the centre of a dairying region where Gail Borden developed condensed milk (patented 1856). Industrial growth began in 1837 with the building of a millrace and dam on the river. Diversified manufactures now include machine

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