Roping Horses for Sale near Paxton, IL

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 - Gelding in Donovan, IL
Quarter Horse Gelding
7yr old red roan gelding that has been started team roping on the heading s..
Donovan, Illinois
Red Roan
Quarter Horse
Gelding
13
Donovan, IL
IL
$5,500
 - Mare in Donovan, IL
Paint Mare
Dee Bar Foxy Scotch is a 16yr old APHA mare. She has been trained to team ..
Donovan, Illinois
Chestnut Overo
Paint
Mare
22
Donovan, IL
IL
$4,500
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About Paxton,IL

The town was initially named Prairie City in the late 1840s, then Prospect City by an Illinois Central Railroad official in 1855. However, as Wilbur W. Sauer says that residents noted the town was "all prospect and no city." In 1859, it was renamed for Sir Joseph Paxton, architect of the Crystal Palace, who was a major shareholder in the Illinois Central Railroad, which in 1856 was the longest span of railroad in the world ( Chicago to Cairo). It was rumored that Paxton was interested in organizing an English settlement in Illinois. The colony never materialized, but the town kept the name.