Montgomery County Illinois History

Entries for January 2009

Litchfield Hillsboro Chautauqua
The annual Chautauqua, a major attraction from 1906 to 1931, started in 1905 at Litchfield; but when the electric interurban connected Litchfield and Hillsboro in 1906, residents of both towns selected a wooded tract of land halfway between the two p...
Hillsboro Area Hospital
Hillsboro Area Hospital – Hillsboro Illinois The Hillsboro Hospital, 800 School Street, has thirty-three beds and excellent operating and X-ray rooms. On March 17, 1905, representatives of the Woman's Relief Corps, the W. C. T. U., the Rebekah...
Hillsboro Illinois - First Coal Mine
The community had its wagon factories, furniture factories, flour mills, and woolen mills; but a few determined men persisted in believing that the town would have a coal mine. They furnished the most potent factor in the ultimate transformation of H...