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Snowy Winter Day HIllsboro Illinois 1910
This is one of my favorite photos. Main Street Hillsboro. Snowy winter day in 1910. This is from a set of family photos donated to the Historical Society by Paul Rainey.   Looking North on Main Street. Montgomery County Courthouse in the back...
Restoration of "The Hillsboro" Hotel
Soon visitors to Hillsboro will have a nice place to stay. The Historic "Hillsboro" Hotel / Red Rooster Inn has new owners. The hotel is currently closed and is undergoing a complete restoration. Check out the Red Rooster Inn Facebook page ...
Hillsboro Illinois Founding 195 Years Ago
195 Years Ago Today... Changes were put into motion by the Illinois State Assembly changing the official Montgomery County seat from Hamilton to a new town. The site selected by the three newly appointed commissioners, Newton Coffey, Major James Wils...