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Macon County, Illinois
History & Genealogy

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Source:
History of Decatur, Illinois
its
Resources, Advantages for Business
and Attractions as a Home,
with a
Brief Sketch of its Manufactories, Prominent Business and
Professional Men.  Also, A Complete Classified
Business Directory.
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Compiled and Published by
Wiggins & Co., Cleveland, Ohio
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Decatur, Illinois:
1871
 

INTRODUCTORY  
HISTORY OF DECATUR
 - EARLY HISTORY and SETTLEMENT by C. H. Fuller,Esq.
1
 - The City of Decatur 2
 - MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 3
     - Board of Trustees 3
     - City Council 4
 - RAILROADS by F. N. Ewing, Esq. 7
     - The Illinois Central Railroad 7
     - The Toledo, Wabash and Western Railway 8
     - The Decatur and East St. Louis Railroad 8
     - The Decatur and State Line Railroads 9
     - The Pekin, Lincoln and Decatur Railroad 9
     - The Decatur, Monticello and Champaign Railroad 9
     - The Decatur and Mattoon Railroad 9
     - Decatur and Paris Railroad 10
     - Indiana and Illinois Central Railroad 10
     - Peoria, Atlanta and Decatur Railroad 10
 - AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES - By Dr. H. C. Johns 11
 - COMMERCE AND MANUFACTURERS by H. B. Durfee, Esq. 13
 - CHEAP HOMES AND DISTRIBUTIVE CENTRE by J. K. Warren, Esq. 14
 - BUILDING MATERIALS by Mills & Harry, Builders. 15
     - Brick, Sand, Stone, Lime and Lumber  
 - GENERAL WATER SUPPLY by C. H. Fuller 16
 - GAS SUPPLY by J. K. Warren, Esq. 18
 - HEALTH by Dr. -- Chenoweth 19
 - EDUCATIONAL by Prof. E. A. Gastman 20
     - Public Schools 20
     - Picture of Decatur High School 20
     - Ward Schools - Course of Study 22
     - Text Books Used in the Ward Schools 22
     - High School - Course of Study 22
          - First Year 22
          - Second Year 22
          - Third Year 23
          - Four Year 23
          - Text Books Used in the High School 23
 - CEMETERIES by J. R. Gorin, Esq. - FINISHED 24
 - VINEYARDS. by Theodore Hilderbrandt, Esq. - FINISHED 24
 - FAIRGROUNDS. by O. Beamble, Esq. 25
 - PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONS - FINISHED 26
          - Ladies Library Association 26
          - The Concordia Club 26
 - CHURCHES  - FINISHED 27
          - Baptist 27
          - Catholic 27
          - Christian 28
          - Church of the United Brethren in Christ 28
          - Universalist Church 28
          - Church of God 28
          - Protestant Episcopal 28
          - Lutheran 29
          - Methodist Episcopal 29
          - Stapp's Chapel 30
          - First Presbyterian 30
          - United Brethren 30
 - COMPARATIVE TAXATION - FINISHED 31
 - MASONIC ORGANIZATIONS - FINISHED 32
          - Macon Lodge, No. 8 32
          - Ionic Lodge, No. 312 32
          - Macon Chapter, No. 21 32
          - Beaumanoir Commandery, No. 9 32
 - ODD FELLOWS - FINISHED 32
          - Decatur No. 65 32
          - Celestial No. 186 32
          - Decatur Encampment, No. 37 32
 - KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS - FINISHED 32
          - Coluer De Leon 32
 - GOOD TEMPLARS - FINISHED 33
          - Central Star Lodge, No. 543 33
 - MISCELLANEOUS - FINISHED 33
          - Decatur Turnverein 33
          - Ladies Library Association 33
          - Concordia Club 33
          - German Mutual Aid Society 33
 - OFFICERS OF THE STATE, COUNTY, CITY AND TOWNSHIP - FINISHED 33
 - TOWNSHIP OFFICERS IN THE CO. - FINISHED 34
 - MANUFACTORIES, MILLS, BUSINESS HOUSES AND PROFESSIONS 35
          - Decatur Agricultural Works 35
          - Central Iron Works 35
          - Haworth's Check Rower 36
          - Coopers 36
          - Furniture 36
          - Wagon and Carriage Manufactories 36
          - Planing Mill, Sash, Door and Blind Manufactory 37
          - Woolen Mills 37
          - Flouring Mills 37
          - Linseed Oil Mill 37
          - Brewery 37
          - Marble Dealers 38
          - Hardware 38
          - Dry Goods 38
          - "Revolution" Dollar Store 39
          - Groceries 39
          - Lamps and Lamp Goods 39
          - Gas Fitting 39
          - Real Estate and Insurance 39
          - Wholesale Liquor Houses 39
          - Agricultural Implements 39
          - Pork Packers and Butchers 40
          - Physicians 40
          - Dentist 40
          - Attorneys 40
          - Clocks and Jewelry 41
          - Boot and Shoe Manufacturer and Dealer 41
          - Books and Stationery 41
          - Druggists 41
          - Music Dealers 41
          - Bankers 41
          - Bramble's Pleasure Garden 42
          - Crockery, Glassware, &c. 42
          - General Agents 42
          - Claim Agent 43
          - Patent Solicitor 43
          - Livery Stable 43
          - Undertaker 43
          - Carpets and Wal Paper 43
          - Decatur Infirmary 43
          - Clothing, Furnishing Goods 43
          - Ice and Wood Dealers 43
          - Hotels 43
 - BUSINESS DIRECTORY - FINISHED 44

 

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