Montgomery County Illinois History

Irving

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These octogenarians all live in Irving and they had this group picture of themselves made recently, just to prove that residents of Irving live a long time. While they are now counted among the elderly residents of Irving, all have done their bit in ...
EARLY HISTORY OF IRVING      Irving actually began in the early part of the nineteenth century. After Illinois was admitted into the Union in 1818 more settlers began moving into its fertile prairies in greater numbers. The pione...
The early settlers lived humble, economical and industrial lives. The gathered together at parties, corn huskings, log rollings, apple paring, carpet rag tackings, spelling bees and singing schools and according to old tales, now and then some skulld...