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For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for La Salle County typically starts with "977.327". Some common subject headings for La Salle County are:

La Salle County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
La Salle County (Ill.) --Biography.
La Salle County (Ill.) --History.
La Salle County (Ill.) --Maps.

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County Histories

Call Number: 977.327 OB6H

Hoffman, U. J. (Urias John), b. 1855. History of La Salle County, Illinois; together with biographical sketches of many of its prominent and leading citizens and illustrious dead. Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1906.
Call Number: Q. 977.327 H67H

History of La Salle County, Illinois : its topography, geology, botany, natural history, history of the Mound builders, Indian tribes, French explorations, and a sketch of the pioneer settlers of each town to 1840 : with an appendix, giving the present status of the county, its population, resources, manufactures, and institutions / by Elmer Baldwin. Chicago : Rand McNally, 1877.
Call Number: 977.327 B19H

History of La Salle County, Illinois [microform] : together with sketches of its cities, villages and towns, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens : also a condensed History of Illinois, embodying accounts of prehistoric races, aborigines, Winnebago and Black Hawk wars, and a brief review of its civil and political history. Humanities Preservation Project, University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign (Series) ; 96-0182. Chicago : Inter-State Pub. Co., 1886.
Call Number: FILM 973.2 R56G


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Standard atlas of La Salle County, Illinois, including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the County ... Compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co. and Hennessey & Co. Chicago, 1906.
Call Number: F. 912.77327 OG5S

Atlas & plat book, La Salle County, Illinois / sponsored by La Salle County Farm Bureau. Rockford, Ill. Rockford Map Publishers.
Call Number: Q. 912.77327 R59T1

W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of La Salle County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, [1931?]
Call Number: 912.77327 H64P

Farm plat book and business guide, La Salle County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Company, [1950]
Call Number: Q. 912.77327 R59F


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Further Information

More information on can be found on our Web Resources Page as well as in the Illinois County Bibliography, which is shelved with 016.9773.

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