Princeton, Illinois (Postcard History Series)

Princeton, Illinois (Postcard History Series)

by Dave Belden
     
 

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In 1831, the settlement of Princeton, Illinois, began as families from New England, and later the Mid-Atlantic states, traveled West seeking good land. These early settlers built the Hampshire Colony Congregational Church. Rev. Owen Lovejoy, one of its earliest pastors, became a well-known abolitionist and used his Princeton home to harbor runaway slaves. Before… See more details below

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In 1831, the settlement of Princeton, Illinois, began as families from New England, and later the Mid-Atlantic states, traveled West seeking good land. These early settlers built the Hampshire Colony Congregational Church. Rev. Owen Lovejoy, one of its earliest pastors, became a well-known abolitionist and used his Princeton home to harbor runaway slaves. Before the Civil War, Princeton citizens convinced Burlington Railroad to lay rails within a mile of their town. The community expanded its main street to meet the railroad and insure the town's growth. Today Princeton remains a richly endowed and vital community, set in the peaceful countryside of North Central Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738578187
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,380,057
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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