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|Galesburg Columnist Reaping Rewards of New Book
|A Galesburg resident, historian, and true local treasure is still enjoying the success of something he never envisioned happening: publishing a book.
Tom Wilson signed copies of his brand new book, "Remembering Galesburg" at the Galesburg Welcome Center Sunday -- one of the places the book can be purchased.
The book is 65 of the history-based columns Wilson has written over the last several years for the Register-Mail -- many of which, he says, were updated for the book.
Wilson says while he's extremely complimentary of publisher History Press for how good the book looks overall, he's just as complimentary of the source for most of his research. "For those of you that have not used the archives of the Galesburg Public Library, I think they're way, way above average," Wilson said, "for the Quad Cities, Peoria, wherever you want to go, Springfield, on the items that they have in the archives."
Wilson also gives credit to Patty Moshier, the archivist at the Galesburg Public Library, who helped pick out the historical photos used in the book.
Of all the columns he's written in five years, Wilson says the one he still hears about the most related to the old "Kiddieland" amusement park in Galesburg.
"Remembering Galesburg" is available for sale at a number of locations in town, including the Galesburg Welcome Center on East Main Street. You can also find it through several book retailers on the Internet.
(Tom Wilson signs a book for a visitor Sunday at the Galesburg Welcome Center.)
(Tom Wilson gives a presentation on his book Sunday at the Galesburg Welcome Center. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
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