Montgomery County Illinois History

Taylor Springs

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Do you recognize this industrial plant in 1918?   American Zinc Company – ASARCO – Taylor Springs Illinois By Tom Bliss Do you recognize this Industrial plant which was a hub of activity during World War I? If you do, your memor...
     The town of Taylor Springs, one and a half miles south of Hillsboro, has the American Acid Company, the largest smelter in the world. The town of Taylor Springs is on the Big Four Railroad and is connected with Hillsboro by a...
     The American Zinc Company plant (now ASARCO) was built in 1911 on land at the west edge of Taylor Springs.  The plant site and adjoining lakes covered 181 acres of a total 673 acres purchased by the owners.  There w...