Montgomery County Illinois History

Entries for January 2010

From its inception in 1874 down to the close of World War I, the Chautauqua movement spread throughout the Midwest. It was started as summer camp for Sunday school teachers at Fair Point on Chautauqua Lake in New York State. (1) It gradually broadene...
MORE HISTORY OF THE OLD HILLSBORO MINE In the book HILLSBORO A HISTORY by Dorothy Bliss - based on the writings by Tom Bliss, approximately one full page is devoted to giving a brief history of the Hillsboro Mine. The Blisses describe how, in 1869, ...
BIOGRAPHY   20 October 1911  MONTGOMERY COUNTY NEWS newspaper, FORTY-ONE YEARS IN BUSINESS        On  Monday of next week, October 23rd, Louis Welge, the veteran furniture dealer of this city and one of...