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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 1007 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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STREATOR, a city of La Salle county, Illinois, U.S.A., on the Vermilion river, in the N. part of the state, about 95 M. S.W. of Chicago. Pop. (1890), 11,414; (1900), 14,079, of whom 3740 were foreign-born; (1910 census) 1a _",3; land area, Small portion of surface of hop leaf showing the fructification or perithecia (p) of the fungus attached to the surface; h, a hair of the leaf surface. s, A single perithecium bursting: 2, a chain of spores or conidia. (t and 2 X 400.) 2.97 sq. M. It is served by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Chicago & Alton, the Chicago, Indiana & Southern and the Wabash railways. Streator has a public library and a Chautauqua auditorium. It is in the Vermilion coal region, and clay for brick and tile is abundant in its vicinity. The city's manufactures include glass, brick, tile, foundry and machine-shop products, &c. In 19o5 the factory product was valued at $1,888,894, being 51.4% greater than in 19oo. Streator was laid out in 1868, was incorporated as a village in 187o and was chartered as a city in 1882.
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