Robinson and Crawford County

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The histories of Robinson, Palestine, and Oblong, along with the smaller towns of Crawford County, are rich and colorful, reaching back to 1680 when a French trading post was established near the Wabash River. In these pages, readers will learn about Crawford County's Pioneer City and where Abraham Lincoln stayed when his family came through to purchase land and will see homes and businesses of the prodigious leaders of Robinson and their improvements to this rural area. Readers will experience the oil boom of the early 1900s, the horrible fate of the Hutson family, the flying Rousch brothers, and the life of James Jones, author of From Here to Eternity.
ISBN: 9780738540290
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Sue Jones, a member of the local Illinois chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, has served the Crawford County Historical Society for 20 years and worked for the Robinson Argus for 17 years. A busy wife, she is the mother of two grown children and several grandchildren. Evelyn M. Wallace, a published poet and travel writer, has a special interest in the career of James Jones and his southeastern Illinois home.
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