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Mt. Pulaski “Feb. 1 - Clark Simpson and Miss Mary Tribbett of Latham were married Wednesday last at this place by, and at the residence of, Rev. Boetticher.”

Atlanta “Hawes and Wooley have sold their stock of lumber to S. H. Fields and J. T. Wooley sold his interest in the remainder of the business to Mr. Hawes., who will continue the sale of coal, salt, lime, etc.

Elkhart “Feb 1. – Col. Couch of Central Texas, was at Mr. Gillett’s last Wednesday on the hunt for fine stock for his ranch and purchased six bulls to be shipped on day this week. Mr. J. F. Code, of Cheyenne, Wyoming

Broadwell “H. Staggers moved last week to the Johnston farm recently vacated by S. Love. C. S. Campbell, teacher at the Corwine school house,
Struck Coal Lincoln, Herald, Lincoln, Illinois, Dec. 22, 1881. “The men engaged in boring for coal for Col. Latham at the north railroad junction struck a vein last Wednesday evening, which is five feet six inches in thickness.

The Small-Pox Scare Lincoln Herald, Lincoln, Illinois, Nov. 17, 1881.  “The news was spread about town on Monday that there were several cases of smallpox in the Dunham and Propeck families, about six miles east of Lincoln.

Teacher’s Institute Lincoln Herald, Lincoln, Illinois, Feb. 10, 1881.  “A teachers’ institute is to be held at Walnut Row Saturday, Feb. 10. All teachers and friends of education are invited to be present. The following subjects will be presented and discussed:
Store of John A. Lutz Reduced to Ruins by Disastrous Fire Lincoln Times Herald, Lincoln, Illinois, Sept. 25, 1913, p1. Largest Fire of The Year Runs Big Dry Goods Establishment. Damage is $45,000 Evening Blaze Combated For Several Hours – Loss of Building and Stock is Complete.

The following cropped section of the map of Lincoln, called the Bird’s Eye View of the City of Lincoln from 1869:
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0The Logan County  War History Committee Collection  ... 1919
John D. Gillett, Elkhart's "Cattle King of the World”    Abe christened his town -1853  Mt Pulaski County seat
 1848 - 1855
Edward's Trace  Abe speaking in Lincoln 1858  William Scully's huge estates in central Il.  Civil War Statue in Lincoln  Atlanta Civil War soldiers  1854 Cast-iron Tombstone
 Trial in Mt. Pulaski 
20,000 yr-old mammoth tusk found near Lincoln 
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0Regan Collection digitized with Index 

The Regan Collection is a set of 36 binders of newspaper clippings covering the years 1859 to about 1912. It was compiled by John Regan, a retired attorney from Decatur, IL. This portion of his collection covers many of the Logan County Newspapers. It contains a wealth of information. Mr. Regan passed away in 2020 at the age of 109. 

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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 1894Index - Issues 1895
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Lincoln University, 1873, June 5th, p.3, c.3

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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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<-- Rte. 66 Lincoln Mill Museum now OPEN

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

Snippet from 2020 R & B
Winter Quarterly

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 

Brandt Sisters of Atlanta Home built in 1837 by John Latham
- then acquired in 1851 by John
D. Gillett, who named it Crohurst
Paul Beaver, Professor
Emeritus of Lincoln College, Author

William Scully left behind his
 son Thomas & daughter-in-law Violet
, who continued
 the legacy of the Scully family

The LCGHS offers one room that is dedicated solely
to Abraham Lincoln, containing many memorabilia
items such as a collection of Lincoln plates, & some very attractive folk-art style caricatures of the President,
a library of books pertaining to the President, as well as
to his life in Illinois & his relationship to the town of Lincoln.

 Hotel Lincoln had a cafeteria,  banquet
 room, and "tap room"
Dr. G. Dennis Campbell , who established the Lincoln College Creekside Environmental Education Center Lincoln College Closed in 2022 -
after 157 years
The Rustic Inn -where in 1876
a gang of counterfeiters
to steal
& ransom Lincoln's body
Jabez Capps, tri-founder of
Mt. Pulaski - 1836

William Maxwell, national editor & author

Frank Capps – inventor
who worked with Thomas Edison

Mt. Pulaski House Hotel -
built in 1844

Edwin Goodpaster, retired national
editor of the Baltimore Sun

Jim Hickey, curator of the Il. State Historical Library

Dr. Herbert Ryman,
WWI battlefield hero

Langston Hughes,
author & poet

Emmy & Tony Award winning
actor, Hal Holbrook, Lincoln College
commencement speaker - 2016

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