Montgomery County Illinois History

Entries for June 2009

THE LITCHFIELD NATIONAL BANK was organized in 1907 as a state bank under the name of First State & Savings Bank. Its officers were M. Morrison, President; J. W. Kidd, Vice-President; and M. W. Snell, Cashier. Its original capital stock was 500 sh...
New Industries – New Mines – New Rail Lines Brought about a record growth of Hillsboro Illinois.   Timetable of Growth During Hillsboro’s Boom Decade 1903 - Contact let to create first municipal lake to cover what is now Ce...
Do you recognize these Main Street business buildings? by Tom Bliss Do you recognize these two Hillsboro business buildings pictured as they looked following a severe hailstorm in April 1910? New fronts have been installed since the hailstones, bi...
The Hillsboro Lyceum Building – Hillsboro Illinois By Tom Bliss Playing an important part in Hillsboro's educational past was the old Hillsboro Lyceum and Library Association building which served as a school house, a reading room, a place wh...
Illinois Power Company’s Roots in Hillsboro Illinois Twenty years after the Hillsboro Electric Light and Power Company was established in 1893 it had grown to such an extent that new power generating and other plant facilities were needed. In ...
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