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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 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. ...
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Effingham County

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439621080
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/18/2012
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 42 MB
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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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Transportation 9

2 Effingham City 23

3 Effingham Business 47

4 Schools and Churches 65

5 Teutopolis 77

6 Altamont/Beecher City 91

7 Other Places 99

8 The Brothers Fitch 111

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