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Mother Bickerdyke

Bickerdyke Bridge Opens in Galesburg

Dec 1, 2014
T.J. Carson

There is now another way to avoid being delayed by trains in Galesburg.

Galesburg Honors "Mother" Bickerdyke

Oct 7, 2014
T.J. Carson

The Seminary/Kellogg Street overpass is not yet complete in Galesburg, but it does have a name.

Photo from The Zephyr

Galesburg city council members approved a resolution in support of naming facilities, parks and streets in honor of notable women.

More than 50 women are listed in a document provided to aldermen. They are community organizers, athletes, artists, educators, and more from throughout Galesburg's 175 year history.

The document will be used when the city considers naming and renaming things.

Mayor Sal Garza said too few women have been recognized by the city.