Montgomery County Illinois History

Entries for April 2010

This is the second house to be situated in this location. An earlier frame structure was built by Robert W. and Amanda J. Davis about 1867 and was occupied by them and at least five successors in title prior to 1912. The earlier house faced Jefferson...
     The citizens of Hillsboro have a grievance, Saturday morning of last week they eagerly awaited the coming of the St. Louis and Chicago papers, expecting the whole front page would be devoted to the great hail storm that visit...
We have this little history of the Montgomery County Telephone and Telegraph Company from A. M. Howell, manager. "The incorporation papers of the Montgomery County Telephone Company were applied for on the 21 of October, 1895, the incorporators be...
The Kortkamp Brick and Tile Company began business some time ago, but, owing to the large cost of installing some electrical machinery and other financial complications, the plant, though having a capacity of 40,000 brick per day, has not yet been ab...
Some years ago J. J. Frey, associated with a dozen or more Hillsboro capitalists, erected and put into operation an electric light and power company. This plant has been in many respects a model enterprise of the kind. The spirit to grow seemed to po...
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