Montgomery County Illinois History

Entries for May 2009

WHY IS CEMETERY PRESERVATION IMPORTANT? A cemetery serves two purposes, (1) the burial of the dead and (2) a place where the living communicate with the dead. Cemeteries are places with specific visual characteristics including markers, landscaping,...
C. W. Miller Residence – Hillsboro Illinois The residence of Mrs. C. W. Miller on South Main Street which has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Dan L. Bass and which shortly will be remodeled to become a funeral home. The house is located near t...
Stones and Statutes: Laws Governing Illinois Cemeteries The first Illinois laws protecting historically significant cemeteries were enacted in 1851. Since that time the state legislature has passed a number of laws governing the management of public...
THE HISTORY OF COFFEEN, ILLINOIS Original History 1936 Senior Class Project Second Edition 8th Grade Class Project-1968-69 And 8th Grade Class Project-1969-1970 THE BEGINNING      The City of Coffeen takes its name from th...
Extra-Curricular Genealogical Projects in a Public High School By: Walter Ray Sanders, Head Social Science Department, Community High School, Litchfield, Illinois      Three years ago in the senior American history classes of th...
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