Four hundred dollars is all that it cost for Steger, Illinois to become an incorporated town. In 1886, the 324 residents living there decided it was time, so John Steger made an investment that outlasted him. If that doesn't have your jaw dropping in amazement, maybe the reason why he invested will. He owned a piano factory, and this investment made sure that his employees had a place to live that was close enough to get back and forth to work. Though his generosity ensured the town thrived long after he was gone, the company was the real investment. Steger Pianos are some of the most sought-after musical instruments and are very rare.
While you are here, you should bring your dog for a walk through the historic district. You will find two street carts with picnic areas where you can sit and enjoy a meal. Take a walk through the cemetery, too. This quaint green space also serves as a memorial to the city's founders. You can even catch special speeches to mark significant dates in the town's history.
This pet loving city has three vets and five pet-friendly hotels, which makes it the pawfect place to enjoy a quiet getaway with the family, furry members included!