Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 468 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.14 in
Published: September 1, 2006
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1589800036
ISBN - 13: 9781589800038
About the Book
Volume 2 of this valuable publication provides detailed portraits of Pike Countyis prominent citizens and gives focus as to how they worked to establish a blueprint for a respectable society. The history of townships continues along with information on the evolution of the press, the organization of this regionis county courts and judicial system, and a digest of the common state laws. This detailed picture of this region as it was in 1880 includes information on marriage licenses, agricultural and educational statistics, property value, and data on wages. Maps, charts, tables, and graphs make the data accessible and easily understood.
From the Publisher
This 1880 publication is a must for anyone interested in the full historical coverage of this region. Volume 1 begins with the Mound Builder Indians and continues through the history of each township in Pike County. An historic treasure, this volume provides the story of the sturdy pioneers of Pike County who inhabited the Military Tract, a section of bounty land set aside by an act of Congress as payment to volunteer soldiers of the War of 1812. These counties, among the first settled in Illinois, were located in the western part of the state between the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. This land includes the present counties of Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Peoria, Schuyler, Stark, and Warren. Also included in Volume 1 are the agricultural, geological, archeological, and legal histories of the region, with detailed sections on the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the Mexican War, the Civil War, and the organization of Illinois as a state.
About the Author
Chapman, Chas C is a Pelican Publishing author.