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[Mount Pulaski Township Historical Society Website]          [Elkhart  Historical Society]         [Elkhart Historical Society Website]

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   0Regan Collection digitized with Index                                       0The Logan County  War History Committee Collection  ... 1919
In 2017, nearly eight hundred issues of The Lincoln Herald from 1873-1882, 1884, 1889, 1894, 1895, were found in the attic of a building that was once their jewelry store. The Shew family was gracious enough to donate the papers to LCGHS. That started a five-year journey to humidify, sanitize, flatten, clean, digitize & index the papers. This project will be complete by the fifth anniversary of the donation in November 2022. Many of the stories found in the Society’s quarterly, Roots & Branches, are coming from this collection. The most recent being the series of articles telling the story of the history & development of the Union Cemetery at Lincoln, IL ... in the Spring Issue of 2022.
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Dec:
No Meeting in December. 
All program meetings are at 6:30 pm on the third Monday of each month. The speakers are first on the agenda. We look forward to seeing you.
Please call, Vice-President and Program Chairperson, with suggestions for programs at 217-732-3200.

<-- Rte. 66 Lincoln Mill Museum now OPEN

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Lincoln College recipient of
Illinois State Historical Society award

 

“Our Cause Is Just” is the Civil War story of the John and Esther Hawes family from Eminence Township in Logan County near Atlanta, Illinois. The documentary is based upon letters written by brothers Henry and George Hawes and half-brother James Ewing—all three soldiers in battle—to parents John and Esther and family back home.  John Allert:

"John Washington Hawes, Esther Allen Musick. Esther was first married to Joseph F Ewing. George M and Henry Clay Hawes. John J Ewing and Louisa Ewing E Ewing Shores were brother and sister. The Musick family married into the Carlock, Judy and Hatfield families."


 
Index - Issues 1873
Index - Issues 1874
Index - Issues 1875
Index - Issues 1876
Index - Issues 1877

Index - Issues 1878
Index - Issues 1879
Index - Issues 1880
Index - Issues 1881
Index - Issues 1882
Index - Issues 1884
Index - Issues 1889
Index - Issues 1894
Index - Issues 1895
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2)  Then, jot down The Lincoln Herald issue
date, page #, column #, name or event

Note: Lincoln University 1873 0605 3 3 Commencement

identifies your inquiry to be:
 
Lincoln University, 1873, June 5th, p.3, c.3
"Commencement"
 

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William Keepers Maxwell Jr. (August 16, 1908 [Lincoln, Il.] – July 31, 2000) was an American editor, novelist, short story writer, essayist, children's author, and memoirist. He served as a fiction editor at The New Yorker from 1936 to 1975. An editor devoted to his writers, Maxwell became a mentor and confidant to many authors. 
      

In the mid-1800’s, covering the Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit required traveling approximately 450 miles by horseback and horse and buggy through fourteen counties, including Mount Pulaski, the Logan County Seat from 1848 to 1855.  However, it was not until 1849 that Mr. Lincoln re-joined this Judicial Circuit, having served two years in the United States House of Representatives: 1847 - 1848.   

       Mr. Lincoln “allowed” Judge David Davis and the other lawyers to stay at the Mount Pulaski House Hotel, while he resided with friends that he had made, namely the Capps, Lushbaugh and Beidler families of Mount Pulaski.     [click on the photos above for more]

20 June 1861 Where Does He Stand! The importance of the crisis has induced our intelligent correspondent "Senex," of Mt. Pulaski, to write a letter on Traitors.
In times like these we have a right to know who are the friends of the country, and we therefore insert his letter. If the "lawyer" spoken of is a loyal citizen, let him so declare himself; if his is an enemy, wishing the success of treason, it should be known. We deem it our duty to insert the letter and to ask him to come out and define his position, as the time for neutrality is passed. Do this soon, or the strong hand of Uncle Sam may close on the seat of your breeches and hold you up amid the curses and indignation of your countrymen, as an object of everlasting ridicule and disgrace!      SENEX Mt. Pulaski, June 10th.
     
Snippet from 2011 R & B Summer Quarterly

<-- List of Mt. Pulaski Businesses - 1877



Snippet from 2018 R & B Summer Quarterly

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Students from Lincoln Zion Lutheran
& Middletown schools advanced
to the regional & state levels.

a revisit of Abraham
Lincoln's 1857 Almanac Trial

The face of our country’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, in Chestnut’s United Methodist church stained glass window.

          

Lincoln house bought from Sears, Roebuck & Company catalog

John W. Durdle of Hopedale
 authority on windmills
Lincoln’s Civil War Balloon Corps

The Yankee Windmill Co.
of Mt. Pulaski (circa 1902
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Snippet from 2020 R & B
 
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Snippet from 2006
 R & B Winter Quarterly
18 pages of Elkhart Hill - people, places, events
This newly processed accession was donated by the Horchem family of Middletown. Three of the fifty-nine pages in the scrapbook are presented here to give you an idea of the contents. We love getting donations of this type preserving Logan County History. The year 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of WW II

Lincoln Daily News <--click here
        Lincoln  Lakes          Lincoln State School               Lincoln Brass Band                    Lincoln Stetson China factory         handmade by women in Middletown for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Atlanta Wide Awakes
   
 (founded in 1862)
4 May, 2016 Lincoln Daily News:  Historical Society recognizes the Logan County Bar  
May, 2017 LDN:
Logan County Genealogical &
Historical Society recognized Logan County law practices

Remembering The Tropics: Lincoln, Illinois' Route 66 roadside oasis

2012 Lecture: the interurban”, an unusual and unique service provider which ran on electricity and was partially responsible for bringing electricity to several small towns and rural areas 


      
                         
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