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Dixon's Ferry
Dixon's Ferry on the Rock River, pre-1903.

Dixon's Ferry was the former name for Dixon, Illinois, United States. It was located on the bank of the Rock River near present-day Illinois Route 26, John Dixon operated a rope ferry service to transport mail from Peoria to Galena. He also established the first post office. The surrounding settlement was known as Dixon's Ferry.

Dixons ferry marker 2007
Plaque marking the site of Dixon's Ferry.
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