Williamson County Illinois Sesquicentennial History

First, thanks to Cleta Whitacre and the members of the Sesquicentennial History Book Committee, particularly Julia Bruce, Ed Goodwin, Mary Lou Roberts, and Brocton Lockwood. Thanks also to David Hurst of Turner Publishing.

Author: Stan J. Hale

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780938021766

Category: History

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Herrin

Southernmost Illinois History. http://www.southernmostillinoishistory.net/juchereau.htm. Chenoweth, Cheri, staff member, Coal Section, ... Williamson County, Illinois, Sesquicentennial History. Nashville, TN: Turner Publishing Company, ...

Author: John Griswold

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625843197

Category: Photography

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Herrin, Illinois, has seen many dramatic events unfold in the nearly two hundred years since it was a bell-shaped prairie on the frontier. Now, Herrin native John Griswold, a writer and teacher at the University of Illinois, provides the first comprehensive history of this most American city, a place that in its time became not just a melting pot, but a cauldron. Discover why the coal was so good in the “Quality Circle” and what happened to the boom that followed its discovery. Explore the roots of the vicious Herrin Massacre of 1922 and learn why the entire nation has focused its gaze on this small Midwestern city so many times. Incorporating the most recent scholarship, interviews, and classic histories and narratives, this brief and entertaining history is illustrated with more than seventy-five archival photos that help tell this important American story.

Place Names of Illinois

CARE—O?” Iournal of the Illinois State Historical Society 33 (1940): 359—60. ... Goss, David E. A History ofNorthern Township, Franklin County, Illinois. N.p.: N.p., 2001 Goudy, ... Williamson County, Illinois Sesquicentennial History.

Author: Edward Callary

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252090707

Category: History

Page: 456

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This extensive guide shows how the history and culture of Illinois are embedded in the names of its towns, cities, and other geographical features. Edward Callary unearths the origins of names of nearly three thousand Illinois communities and the circumstances surrounding their naming and renaming. Organized alphabetically, the entries are concise, engaging, and full of fascinating detail revealing the rich ethnic history of the state, the impact of industrialization and the coming of the railroads, and insight into local politics and personalities. Many entries also provide information on local pronunciation, the name’s etymology, and the community’s location, all set in historical and cultural context. A general introduction locates Illinois place names in the context of general patterns of place naming in the United States. An extremely useful reference for scholars of American history, geography, language, and culture, Place Names of Illinois also offers intriguing browsing material for the inquisitive reader and the curious traveler.

The Irish in Illinois

Reynolds, Pioneer History, 246–47, 386–87, 413; McGoorty, “Early Irish,” 63. 28. ... Portrait and Biographical Album of Champaign County, Illinois, 123–24. ... Stan J. Hale, ed., Williamson County Illinois Sesquicentennial History, 121.

Author: Mathieu W. Billings

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809337996

Category: History

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"The authors look at the state's earliest Irish residents and communities and describe the critical roles played by Irish immigrants in the settlement and founding of the Prairie State"--

Illinois in the War of 1812

History ofIllinois, from its Commencement as a State in 1818 to 1847. Chicago: 5. ... French Peoria and the Illinois Country, 1673—1846. ... Hale, Stan Williamson County Illinois Sesquicentennial History. Paducah, Ky.: Turner,.

Author: Gillum Ferguson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252094552

Category: History

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Russell P. Strange "Book of the Year" Award from the Illinois State Historical Society, 2012. On the eve of the War of 1812, the Illinois Territory was a new land of bright promise. Split off from Indiana Territory in 1809, the new territory ran from the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers north to the U.S. border with Canada, embracing the current states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and a part of Michigan. The extreme southern part of the region was rich in timber, but the dominant feature of the landscape was the vast tall grass prairie that stretched without major interruption from Lake Michigan for more than three hundred miles to the south. The territory was largely inhabited by Indians: Sauk, Potawatomi, Kickapoo, and others. By 1812, however, pioneer farmers had gathered in the wooded fringes around prime agricultural land, looking out over the prairies with longing and trepidation. Six years later, a populous Illinois was confident enough to seek and receive admission as a state in the Union. What had intervened was the War of 1812, in which white settlers faced both Indians resistant to their encroachments and British forces poised to seize control of the upper Mississippi and Great Lakes. The war ultimately broke the power and morale of the Indian tribes and deprived them of the support of their ally, Great Britain. Sometimes led by skillful tacticians, at other times by blundering looters who got lost in the tall grass, the combatants showed each other little mercy. Until and even after the war was concluded by the Treaty of Ghent in 1814, there were massacres by both sides, laying the groundwork for later betrayal of friendly and hostile tribes alike and for ultimate expulsion of the Indians from the new state of Illinois. In this engrossing new history, published upon the war's bicentennial, Gillum Ferguson underlines the crucial importance of the War of 1812 in the development of Illinois as a state. The history of Illinois in the War of 1812 has never before been told with so much attention to the personalities who fought it, the events that defined it, and its lasting consequences. Endorsed by the Illinois Society of the War of 1812 and the Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission.

The Washingtons A Family History

Williamson County Illinois Sesquicentennial History. Paducah, Ky.: Turner Publishing Co., 1989. Hale, Will T. and Dixon L. Merritt. A History of Tennessee and Tennesseans. 8 vols. Chicago and New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1913.

Author: Justin Glenn

Publisher: Savas Publishing

ISBN: 9781940669304

Category: History

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This is the fifth volume of Dr. Justin Glenn’s comprehensive history that traces the “Presidential line” of the Washingtons. Volume One began with the immigrant John Washington, who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of their descendants for a total of seven generations. Volume Two highlighted notable family members in the next eight generations of John and Anne Washington’s descendants, including such luminaries as General George S. Patton, the author Shelby Foote, and the actor Lee Marvin. Volume Three traced the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this “Presidential Branch” back in time to the aristocracy and nobility of England and continental Europe. Volume Four resumed the family history where Volume One ended, and it contained Generation Eight of the immigrant John Washington’s descendants. Volume Five now presents Generation Nine, including more than 10,000 descendants. Future volumes will trace generations ten through fifteen, making a total of over 63,000 descendants. Although structured in a genealogical format for the sake of clarity, this is no bare bones genealogy but a true family history with over 1,200 detailed biographical narratives. These in turn strive to convey the greatness of the family that produced not only The Father of His Country but many others, great and humble, who struggled to build that country. ADVANCE PRAISE “I am convinced that your work will be of wide interest to historians and academics as well as members of the Washington family itself. Although the surname Washington is perhaps the best known in American history and much has been written about the Washington family for well over a century, it is surprising that no comprehensive family history has been published. Justin M. Glenn’s The Washingtons: A Family History finally fills this void for the branch to which General and President George Washington belonged, identifying some 63,000 descendants. This is truly a family history, not a mere tabulation of names and dates, providing biographical accounts of many of the descendants of John Washington who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1657. . . . Each individual section is followed by extensive listings of published and manuscript sources supporting the information presented and errors of identification in previous publications are commented upon as appropriate.” John Frederick Dorman, editor of The Virginia Genealogist (1957-2006) and author of Adventurers of Purse and Person “Decades of reviewing Civil War books have left me surprised and delighted when someone applies exhaustive diligence to a topic not readily accessible. Dr. Glenn surely meets that standard with the meticulous research that unveils the Washington family in gratifying detail—many of them Confederates of interest and importance.” Robert K. Krick, author of The Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain

Sweet Greeks

Images of America: Chicago's Sweet Candy History. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2012. ... Dixon, IL: Print Shop, compiled and published by Cumberland County Historical Society, 1984. ... Williamson County Illinois Sesquicentennial History.

Author: Ann Flesor Beck

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252052286

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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Gus Flesor came to the United States from Greece in 1901. His journey led him to Tuscola, Illinois, where he learned the confectioner's trade and opened a business that still stands on Main Street. Sweet Greeks sets the story of Gus Flesor's life as an immigrant in a small town within the larger history of Greek migration to the Midwest. Ann Flesor Beck's charming personal account recreates the atmosphere of her grandfather's candy kitchen with its odors of chocolate and popcorn and the comings-and-goings of family members. "The Store" represented success while anchoring the business district of Gus's chosen home. It also embodied the Midwest émigré experience of chain migration, immigrant networking, resistance and outright threats by local townspeople, food-related entrepreneurship, and tensions over whether later generations would take over the business. An engaging blend of family memoir and Midwest history, Sweet Greeks tells how Greeks became candy makers to the nation, one shop at a time.

America s Deadliest Twister

The Williamson County (IL) Sesquicentennial Celebration Edition. Marion, IL: Williamson County History Book Committee, 1993. Hall, Andy. “The Ku Klux Klan in Southern Illinois in 1875.” Journal ofthe State ofIllinois Historical Society ...

Author: Geoff Partlow

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809333462

Category: History

Page: 142

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Disaster relief as we know it did not exist when the deadliest tornado in U.S. history gouged a path from southeast Missouri through southern Illinois and into southwestern Indiana. The tri-state tornado of 1925 hugged the ground for 219 miles, generated wind speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour, and killed 695 people. Drawing on survivor interviews, public records, and newspaper archives, America’s Deadliest Twister offers a detailed account of the storm, but more important, it describes life in the region at that time as well as the tornado’s lasting cultural impact, especially on southern Illinois. Author Geoff Partlow follows the storm from town to town, introducing us to the people most affected by the tornado, including the African American population of southern Illinois. Their narratives, along with the stories of the heroes who led recovery efforts in the years following, add a hometown perspective to the account of the storm itself. In the discussion of the aftermath of the tornado, Partlow examines the lasting social and economic scars in the area, but he also looks at some of the technological firsts associated with this devastating tragedy. Partlow shows how relief efforts in the region began to change the way people throughout the nation thought about disaster relief, which led to the unified responses we are familiar with today. 2015 ISHS Certificate of Excellence

The War on Poverty in Mississippi

4 (2012): 506–34. Hale, Stan J. Williamson County, Illinois, Sesquicentennial History. Paducah, KY: Turner, 1993. Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd.“The Long Civil Rights Movement and the Political Uses of the Past.” Journal of American History 91, ...

Author: Emma J. Folwell

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496827432

Category: History

Page: 312

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President Lyndon B. Johnson’s war on poverty instigated a ferocious backlash in Mississippi. Federally funded programs—the embodiment of 1960s liberalism—directly clashed with Mississippi’s closed society. From 1965 to 1973, opposing forces transformed the state. In this state-level history of the war on poverty, Emma J. Folwell traces the attempts of white and black Mississippians to address the state’s dire economic circumstances through antipoverty programs. At times, the war on poverty became a powerful tool for black empowerment. But more often, antipoverty programs served as a potent catalyst of white resistance to black advancement. After the momentous events of 1964, both black activism and white opposition to black empowerment evolved due to these federal efforts. White Mississippians deployed massive resistance in part to stifle any black economic empowerment, twisting antipoverty programs into tools to marginalize black political power. Folwell uncovers how the grassroots war against the war on poverty laid the foundation for the fight against 1960s liberalism, as Mississippi became a national model for stonewalling social change. As Folwell indicates, many white Mississippians hardwired elements of massive resistance into the political, economic, and social structure. Meanwhile, they abandoned the Democratic Party and honed the state’s Republican Party, spurred by a new conservatism.

Illinois Sesquicentennial 1818 1968

Final Report to the Governor, the General Assembly, the People of Illinois, Submitted ... Illinois. Sesquicentennial Commission. History of Gallatin , Saline , Hamilton , Franklin and Williamson Counties . Saline County Historical ...

Author: Illinois. Sesquicentennial Commission

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ISBN: UIUC:30112078728380

Category: Illinois

Page: 123

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The State of Southern Illinois

Harrelson, Ralph S. Pioneer Baptist Ministers: Voices in the Wilderness ofthe Illinois Country (McLeansboro, ... History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Company, ...

Author: Herbert K. Russell

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809390724

Category: History

Page: 218

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In The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History, Herbert K. Russell offers fresh interpretations of a number of important aspects of Southern Illinois history. Focusing on the area known as “Egypt,” the region south of U.S. Route 50 from Salem south to Cairo, he begins his book with the earliest geologic formations and follows Southern Illinois’s history into the twenty-first century. The volume is richly illustrated with maps and photographs, mostly in color, that highlight the informative and straightforward text. Perhaps most notable is the author’s use of dozens of heretofore neglected sources to dispel the myth that Southern Illinois is merely an extension of Dixie. He corrects the popular impressions that slavery was introduced by early settlers from the South and that a majority of Southern Illinoisans wished to secede. Furthermore, he presents the first in-depth discussion of twelve pre–Civil War, free black communities located in the region. He also identifies the roles coal mining, labor violence, gangsters, and the media played in establishing the area’s image. He concludes optimistically, unveiling a twenty-first-century Southern Illinois filled with myriad attractions and opportunities for citizens and tourists alike. The State of Southern Illinois is the most accurate all-encompassing volume of history on this unique area that often regards itself as a state within a state. It offers an entirely new perspective on race relations, provides insightful information on the cultural divide between north and south in Illinois, and pays tribute to an often neglected and misunderstood region of this multidimensional state, all against a stunning visual backdrop. Superior Achievement from the Illinois State Historical Society, 2013

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

See ALEXANDER COUNTY VERMILION COUNTY History under Our Feet : The Story of Vermilion County , Illinois ; Prepared in Honor of the Sesquicentennial Year of the State of Illinois , 1968. By Katherine Stapp and W. I. Bowman .

Author: Illinois State Historical Society

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ISBN: UVA:X030226973

Category: Illinois

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Franklin County Illinois 1818 1997

The other was built near the line between Franklin and Williamson Counties. ... 1818. and included the present Williamson County. ... The Illinois State Historical Society met in Franklin County during the sesquicentennial year.

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Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781563113178

Category: History

Page: 184

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The Fat of the Land

Patrick F. Brunet Stagecoaches and Tavern Tales of the Old Northwest (Southern Illinois University Press Reprint, orig. 1930). ... Williamson County Illinois History Sesquicentennial (Springfield, IL: Illinois Historical ...

Author: Harlan Walker

Publisher: Oxford Symposium

ISBN:

Category: Cooking

Page: 313

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Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cooking for the year 2002. The subject is The Fat of the Land.

Illinois Libraries

History of Gallatin , Saline , Hamilton , Franklin , and Williamson Counties Illinois . Chicago , IL : Goodspeed Publishing Company , 1887. ... Rockford , IL : Winnebago County Illinois Sesquicentennial Committee , 1968. 536 pp .

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ISBN: IND:30000100097751

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Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

History of Gallatin , Saline , Hamilton , Franklin and Williamson Counties , Illinois .. ( Evansville , Ind .: Unigraphic ... See GALLATIN COUNTY HANCOCK COUNTY History of Hancock County , Illinois : Illinois Sesquicentennial Edition .

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ISBN: UOM:39015074322408

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Sesquicentennial Souvenir Bainbridge School

Brief history of the Bainbridge School in Williamson County, Illinois from 1863 to 1942, with some class photos identifying students and teachers, and reminiscenes from several teachers.

Author: Betty A. Neely

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ISBN: OCLC:813318814

Category: Schools

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Brief history of the Bainbridge School in Williamson County, Illinois from 1863 to 1942, with some class photos identifying students and teachers, and reminiscenes from several teachers.

The National Union Catalogs 1963

Illinois . Sesquicentennial Commission . Historical Advisory Committee . F542.15 977.3 68 6876 History of Kern County ... I. Title , NIC NUC 71-62068 History of Gallatin , Saline , Hamilton , Franklin and Williamson counties , Illinois ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106021025967

Category: American literature

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Historic Clayton County

The Sesquicentennial History Kathryn W. Kemp ... Illustrated History Historic Houston: An Illustrated History Historic Illinois: An Illustrated History Historic Kern County: An Illustrated History of Bakersfield and Kern County Historic ...

Author: Kathryn Kemp

Publisher: HPN Books

ISBN: 9781935377054

Category: History

Page: 104

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An illustrated history of Clayton County, Georgia, paired with histories of the local companies.

County Name Origins of the United States

Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society , Publication No. 11. Springfield : 1906 . ... Whiteside County , Illinois Sesquicentennial Edition . ... Chicago , Murray , Williamson & Phelps , 1879 . History of Christian County ...

Author: Michael A. Beatty

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015050746430

Category: Reference

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This massive reference work supplies the origins of all county (and parish) names in the United States. It is organized into 49 chapters, covering the 48 states with counties and the one state (Louisiana) with parishes (Alaska, with no comparable subdivisions, is omitted), each giving the counties in alphabetical order and ending with its own bibliography. Each entry, rich with historical details, explains the origins of its name. Among the diverse origins are such things as presidents, rivers, Indian tribes and military heroes. A general bibliography and full index complete this reference work.