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There seemed to be an urgency to construct buildings for public worship in Edgar County in the early 1830s as many church groups formed. In 1822 and 1823, Samuel Vance, who donated land for the … 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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