Montgomery County Illinois History
Believed to have been the first band, composed of mostly high school boys was Strange’s Saxophone Band established in 1918 by Dr. E.B. Strange, prominent Hillsboro musician and dentist. The band was not sponsored by the high school, although m...
BACKGROUND Zanesville Township - In the year 1853, Andrew Nash and a man by the name of Lockerman had an altercation brought on by the too free use of whisky, during which the former stabbed the latter in a very brutal manner. Lockerman died immedia...
History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois Chapter XXIII written by G. N. Berry in 1882 Zanesville Township Pages 362 - 367 Position - Boundaries, etc. The original Zanesville Precinct included within its area the townships of Pitman an...
History of Hillsboro Illinois Schools In the Fall of 1825 the first log school house was built on the brow of the hill overlooking the natural spring which still gushes forth in Central Park – the same spring discovered by Mrs. Nussman. This ...
WHY IS CEMETERY PRESERVATION IMPORTANT? A cemetery serves two purposes, (1) the burial of the dead and (2) a place where the living communicate with the dead. Cemeteries are places with specific visual characteristics including markers, landscaping,...
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