Gail Borden Public Library

You may be surprised to learn how Elgin Illinois’ Gail Borden Public Library in got it’s name. I certainly was! According to Wikipedia, “In 1892, Samuel and Alfred Church, stepsons of [Mr. Gail] Borden and residents of Elgin, Illinois, purchased and donated the Scofield Mansion at 50 N. Spring Street to house a new library…