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Students conduct a controlled burn at the Green Oaks Biological Field Station.

Knox & Galesburg History

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Old Main seen through trees.

When George Washington Gale set out for the Illinois prairie more than 175 years ago, he fully intended to found both a college and a town, both supporting and sustaining the other. And since their joint founding, Knox College and Galesburg have shared a long history that has survived peace and prosperity, war and depressions, and all the events in between. 

Here are a few highlights of this joint history:

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Professor Stuart Allison and students scan the burned prairie at Green Oaks.
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