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A History of Early Carbondale, Illinois 1852 - 1905
     

A History of Early Carbondale, Illinois 1852 - 1905

by John W. D. Wright, Jackson County Historical Society Staff (Contribution by)
 

Written by a distinguished native of the area, this account traces Carbondale’s history from its founding through 1905, the midpoint of the first decade of this century, when the city was well established and the outline of its pres­ent development as the cultural and commercial center for the region fore­shadowed. The early years are

Overview

Written by a distinguished native of the area, this account traces Carbondale’s history from its founding through 1905, the midpoint of the first decade of this century, when the city was well established and the outline of its pres­ent development as the cultural and commercial center for the region fore­shadowed. The early years are especially interesting and important. Founded by Daniel Harmon Brush, the city played an important role in the Civil War as a division point for the Illinois Central Railroad. In the second part of the book Wright provides extensive biographies of early Carbondale families. The book is profusely illustrated with photo­graphs, maps, and copies of historical documents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809307890
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1977
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

John W. D. Wright was born in Murphysboro, Illinois, just seven miles from Carbondale. Now retired, he was Vice President for Finance for the In­ternational Harvester Company.

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