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Picture taken by Janice Threw last week of December 2012.
Hello Everyone, Yes I am still around and working like crazy on the next cemetery book. It covers the area from the Pope/Johnson County line to Golconda along St. Rd. 146. There are about 80 cemeteries. The Golconda City Cemetery … Continue reading
Pope County, Illinois Death Notices & Obituaries 1900-1917. This book has over 2200 people indexed, contains several color photos of monuments, and 182 pages. Price is $15.oo. (Illinois residents please include $.94 tax) Postage is $3.31. Please email me … Continue reading
Golconda City Cemetery is hosting its seventh annual Cemetery Walk on October 13, 2012. Tours begin at 3:00 pm, then every 15 minutes until 4:30 pm. Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 6-12. Proceeds are for maintenance of … Continue reading
Presently, I am working on a book that will cover obits and death notices for Pope County, Ill. from 1900-1917. It is amazing how many people died from being struck by lightning… drowning…catching on fire…even accidentally drinking poison! In the … Continue reading
‘Washington to Hoover’ with Personal Recollections of Old Times and Old Friends and a Sprinkle of History and Politics. Compiled by Harrington Clanahan and dedicated to his niece Miss Mary E. Trovillion. This journal is in the possession of Caroline … Continue reading
Thos. N. Trovillion, Brownfield, was exhibiting a deer skin. He killed the animal in Missouri and skinned it himself. The unusual sight attracted much attention as deer were a rarity in these parts. 50-Years Ago by Mildred McCormick, Herald-Enterprise. I don’t … Continue reading
In the 1942-43, school vacation time, my sister rode a small furnished bus from Golconda with others to work at the ” Button ” factory. She “punched” out as many button blanks as possible per half shell while wearing leather … Continue reading
You can see the long rope hanging down for ringing the bell. The photo was taken from the courthouse lawn. Across the street is the J.C. Baker store. -picture submitted by Diane Hoffman via Mildred McCormick.