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Readers are invited to travel back in time and explore Carlinville through more than 200 images from the Macoupin County Historical Society and Carlinville Public Library archives. From the Million Dollar Courthouse to the City Free School, this collection of photographs brings local history home for the approximately 6,000 people who live in the city. Carlinville's past includes tales of Abraham Lincoln, who once represented clients at the Macoupin County Courthouse, and W.B. Otwell, who brought thousands here with his Farmer Boys Round Ups and colorful iris fields. Just as Carlinville is the seat of Macoupin County, the Carlinville Square is the heart of Carlinville. An entire chapter, which includes photographs from a fire that devastated the west side of the square in 1941, is devoted to this city's epicenter. Additional chapters feature the MCHS Museum and prominent businesses, places, and people of the area.
ISBN: 9781467111171
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 212
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
MCHS public relations officer Louise Jett loves researching local history and sharing her findings with others. She has won several journalism awards, including a first-place prize for government beat reporting and a second-place award in the Public's Right to Know category. Louise enjoys photography, nature, music, and spending time with her husband, Luke, and their 10-year-old son, Keenan.
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