Montgomery County Illinois History

Chautauqua

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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...
Litchfield Hillsboro Chautauqua
The annual Chautauqua, a major attraction from 1906 to 1931, started in 1905 at Litchfield; but when the electric interurban connected Litchfield and Hillsboro in 1906, residents of both towns selected a wooded tract of land halfway between the two p...