A photo of an early wooden bridge that crossed  the Embarras River on the north side of  Greenup.  Unlike today, the Toledo road (now IL Rte. 121) headed in a westerly direction just north of the bridge. 
I think the roadbed isvisible in the background. 
The date of the photo is presumed to be in the 1890's.
Photo contributed to Genealogy Trails by Bill Wylde

Picture contributed by Bill Wylde

This photo of northbound Illinois Route 121 as it passes under I-70 just north of Greenup. In 1957 they were water skiing in the field beyond.Water during that record-setting period just started to go over 121.  The road was closed then, but not for excess water on the roadway.  The problem then was water flowing up the side of the old Embarras bridge (about one foot). 
I have excellent photos from that period.This flood will easily top the '57 record by two feet.
Photo contributed to Genealogy Trails by Bill Wylde

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Mineral Wells Newspaper Article

A Historical Sketch of Cumberland County

List Of Men Who Lived in Cumberland County in 1884

First Sheriff

Court House Fire

The Railroad

Post Offices

Old Post Offices

Early Settlers Of Cumberland County

Early History Of Cumberland County

Cumberland County Poor Farm

Origin of Cumberland County

Town and Township Histories new

Social Development Of The County And It's People

Great Oil Fields

Old Route 130 Between Charleston and Greenup

1914 Business Directory Cumberland County

Villages of the County
History of the various villages of Cumberland.
Lots of early settlers and  business owner names, etc.
From the 1884 book "Counties of Cumberland, Jasper & Richland, Illinois"

The History Of Neoga
Before Neoga Was

Cumberland County Doctors

Covered Bridge in Greenup, Cumberland County, Illinois

Government Elections
   The Election of 1860

 The Press And Politics

 100th Anniversary Celebration
of Masonic Lodge No. 125 in Greenup

 Secret Organizations of Cumberland County

The Cumberland County Court House Fire
Including a picture of the New Court
(It was rebuilt after the fire)

Early County Officials
Sheriffs, Circuit Clerks, County Clerks, County Judges
Treasures, surveyors, and School Superindents

Public Buildings
Court House and The Jail

First Courts and Jurors

Cumberland County Land and Resources
Topography, Geology, Material Resources, Swamp Lands,
Agriculture, Horticulture and Stock Raising

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