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SPRING VALLEY

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 742 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SPRING VALLEY, a city of Bureau county, Illinois, U.S.A., on the north bank of the Illinois River, in the northern part of the state, about 104 m. S.W. of Chicago. Pop. (189o), 3837; (1900), 6214 (2845 foreign-born); (1910) 7035. It is served by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the Chicago & North Western, and the Chicago, Ottawa & Peoria (electric) railways. Spring Valley is a shipping and distributing point for a large number of bituminous coal-mines in its vicinity. It was chartered as a city in 1886. Skeat (Etym. Diet.) it is clear that " spruce " a variant of "pruce," simply stood for Prussian; the form " spruce," rather than house. On hills near the city border are the Ohio state homes " pruce," being established partly by the German Sprossen, for the Masons, the Independent Order of Oddfellows, and the I sprouts or young shoots (seen in Sprossen-bier, spruce beer, Knights of Pythias. The city park contains more than 250 made of the sprouts of this fir).
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