Montgomery County Illinois History

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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...
A classic 1950's television commercial for the Mary Hartline Doll, this commercial features Mary Hartline herself.
The record breaking winter of 1977-78 and the Easter weekend ice storm in Central Illinois reminded us of this old article about the cold wave of 1836. It was published in the Montgomery News of January 10, 1908 and signed by Wm. Bowls, apparently in...
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, ...
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