Centennial History
of
Mason County

By Joseph Cochrane
Springfield, Ill., 1876

Index

Title page 1
Preface 3
Introductory 8
Historical events 11
Sketch of the early history of Illinois 15
Forests of Illinois 21
Illinois river and tributaries 22
Sangamon river and tributaries 25
Productions of Illinois 26
Sangamon, Menard and Tazewell conties 28
Mason county 30
Mason county Postoffices 39
Salt Creek township 40
Lynchburg township 43
Forest City 44
Crop statistics in 1853 46
Geology of Mason county 52
Treelessness of the Prairies 67
Early efforts at fruit growing 73
Havana, History of 80
Meteorological 86
Mason City, History of 101
Biographical 118
Benevolent Orders 230
Newspapers of Mason county 234
Railroads of Mason county 256
Educational 266
County Poor Farm 274
Military History 277
Conclusion-The Pioneer 347

History transcribed by Pam Ross and Kristin Vaughn
Biographies transcribed by Kristin Vaughn

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