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Carlinville historian and researcher Tom Emery, a contributor to the The Prairie Press, has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence from the Illinois State Historical Society. It is the 13th … more
July 4 is a special day of celebration for Americans, and in 2020 the date marks the 244th year of our independence from Great Britain. Richard Henry Lee, in the Continental Congress, spelled out … more
June is the month when strawberries begin to ripen in Illinois. I saw a row of them beginning to bloom in a small garden in Redmon last week, and the sight reminded me of when I was a youngster and … more
Many of the first major roads and villages of Edgar County in its founding years are different than what we see today. As settlers needed roads in the 1830s to get to Paris and other important … more
The impeachment process is possible because the framers of the Constitution understood a president guilty of misconduct needed to be removed by the legislative branches. George Mason and James … more
Elmer E. Jones was born on a farm near Monticello, Oct. 27, 1863. His parents were Triplett Lochardt Jones and Nancy Lee Savage Jones, who was a first cousin of Robert E. Lee. He eventually went … more
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