Friday, June 6, 2008

Illinois Harvest -- yet more digitized local histories, post 3

Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, by John M. Gresham (Logansport, Indiana: Wilson, Humphreys & Co., 1900).

History of Dwight, from 1853 to 1894, by William G. Dustin (Dwight: Dustin & Wassell, 1894?). Dwight, best known these days for being a stop along I-55 between Chicago and Springfield, is in northeast Livingston County.

History of Stark County, Illinois, and Its People (Chicago: Pioneer Publishing Co., 1916), in two volumes. I guess some small counties are bigger than they look.

The Story of Streator, by John Elias Williams (Streator: The Independent-Times, 1912). On the south edge of La Salle County, just lapping the Livingston County line.

Prairie Farmer's Director of Edgar County, Illinois. Not a history but a useful snapshot in time.

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