Effingham County, Illinois (Images of America Series)

Effingham County, Illinois (Images of America Series)

by Kate Keller Bourland, Bill Grimes
     
 

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The history of Effingham County is closely tied to the development of transportation through America's heartland. Beginning with the old National Road, through the golden age of railroads, onward to today's interstate highway system, the county has developed alongside the nation's great transportation innovations. Given the county's location between Chicago to the…  See more details below

Overview


The history of Effingham County is closely tied to the development of transportation through America's heartland. Beginning with the old National Road, through the golden age of railroads, onward to today's interstate highway system, the county has developed alongside the nation's great transportation innovations. Given the county's location between Chicago to the north, St. Louis to the west, and Indianapolis to the east, it is easy to justify the "Heart of the USA" and "Crossroads of America" designations. Effingham County, however, is more than railroad yards and highway interchanges. This book shows the rich fabric of life woven throughout the history of the city of Effingham and smaller towns, including Teutopolis, Altamont, Beecher City, Dieterich, Watson, Mason, Edgewood, Montrose, and Shumway.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738560649
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/28/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,120,262
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Local historians Kate Keller Bourland, a retired businesswoman, and Bill Grimes, a newspaper reporter, have compiled archival photographs from all walks of life within Effingham County. It is the authors' hope that the history of Effingham County may one day be displayed in a museum setting.

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