City of Decatur and Macon County Illinois A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement in Two Volumes
Nelson, Hon. William E. (editor)

Chicago, Illinois: The Pioneer Publishing Company, 1910. F 478 + 733 pages; with a useful index; illustrated in black and white throughout with historic architecture, portraits of residents of repute; including historical information on the Northwest Territory and Father Marquette and Louis Joliet, admission of Illinois to the Union, the Black Hawk and Mexican Wars; geology, flora, fauna, Illinois Central Railroad, organization of Macon County, court, townships, public buildings, judicial history, schools, Civil War history; company H of Decatur in the Spanish - American war; churches, religious groups, Abraham Lincoln, newspaper, press and publishing history, early settlers, industry & business history; Vol. II is primarily a biographical volume, with portrait illustrations & gravures of county worthies; laid-in are a few newspaper clippings from local papers; bound in the original teal-blue cloth boards, pebbled - texture brown leather spines and corners, gilt spine titles, all edges gilt; some edge, tips wear and rubbing to the boards; leather dry; heavy for the bindings, leather covers starting to split at hinges; still very strongly sewn and serviceable, contents very clean; interesting local history for this Illinois county. Good (Item ID: 23263)


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