Montgomery County Illinois History

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The Free Press-Gazette found its origin in the consolidation of the Free Press and the Gazette. The Gazette was established in 1871 by Picket & White, who received a bonus of $500 from the citizens at the time. In the fall of 1872, D. H. Zepp and...
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...
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