Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 23, 1968 · Page 3
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1968 THE REGISTER-NEWS — AIT. VERXON. ILLINOIS hat Illinois Was Like In Year 1837 Among the most valuable books in the Mt. Vernon Public Library's historical section is a slim publication entitled: "Illinois in 1837 & 8 With a Map Containing Also The Emigrants' Guide To The West" Tin- volume was published in 1837 by Grigg and Elliott at No. 9 North Fourth street, Philadelphia. It is an interesting book, well stocked with reliable information concerning the youthful state. It was quite obviously written form firsthand knowledge. One of the features attracting the reader's attention is an unusual folding map on sheer, hliK 'linled manuscript paper, paster! inside the cover. It is iasnnating both from the stand- poing of what is missing., as well as what is shown. Numerous towns "and roads that are now only legend are shown in hold detail. The Goshen Road, one of the stage routes of early Illinois, wanders across the country from Shawrieetown through Mt. Vernon toward the Goshen Settlement at the south side of Ivlwardsville : soomiiv; to ignore fill land lines. Another such road leads lioni Sliawneelovvn by way of Vienna, Mount Pleasant and Jonesboro f r > Hamburg on the Mississippi. It does not pass through Anna, ior no such town then cxisierl. Since that time Mount Pleasant and Hamburg have joined a long list of vanished villages. Several present day towns are not shown in the Illinois of "r-'.TT&S." Among them are Carl>o;i' >;:lc». Marion, Hairisburg, West Frankfort, Benton, Du Quoin, Cairo, Metropolis, Con- Iraliij, Mui'physboro, Herrin, Effingham and numerous smaller on"---. Trv n after town has vanished. Some of these are Am( .it.:i. Caledonia, Trinity, Napoleon, Kaskaskia, Ewington and f'l'own<\dlle. Liberty is now rio'-k" - ood; Columbus is Sparta: (":•': denia is Olmsted; Frank!•). i i-; West Frankfort; Tama- raw Iras hfc-nino Tamaroa and I!;.' is Town is now East St. Lo"N. <i'>;i<. r n .-.-en then, was 1he !-. •.• st lo.'.n in Illinois, though t.ini d Stsurveyor's Irad cniplcterl platting only a tier of lownshi: s along the soul hern •,i:ic i.| C'irk coun'.y. Ten other counties at the north end of !''.:• >!- h.'d n<<\ li^cn surveyed atrl ••;!. The tr.an shows a canQl from Lake Michigan to Utica, Illinois. Very neatly drawn in a red ink that retains its brightness to this dny are projected railroad iines that were to become part of a great internal improvement scheme-. One such drcarr.'d-of railroad led directly siuth o! Vanrlalia to America i >n tli' Ohio. Another would I !V cu 'uiecied Edwardsville and .Shawneetr>wn and still anotlier led from Ldwardsvillo to Mt. (aimel by way of Salem. Hundreds of utiles of future rail 21 Escape From lines are inked by 1he meticulous penman. The text tells us that the most prevalent disease in Illinois of that time was "intermittent fever with biliousness.' It explaines that "bad air" is to blame, as it is for "nit'.k sick." But to prove that the entire region should be considered healthful it cites the com- 1 bined population of Illinois. Ohio Michigan and Missouri — 4,000.000. -o- -o- -o- Amont the state's uo counties then, some had fewer than one inhabitant per square mile. These were Livingston, Jasper. Henry ind McHcnry. Champaign County, with an area of 1,152 square miles, boasted 1250 residents. i It was not too expensive for 1 the Illinois "emigrants" of that day. One cculd travel as "dork pass-nger" from Pittshirrg, Pa. to the "Mouth of the Ohio"; (New Cairo) for an $8 fare. Deck passengers rode in a sheltered space amidships just forward of the engines. They furnished their own bedding and cooked their food. Travelers going from New York to St. Louis could do so in 12 to 15 days at a cost, of $40 to $T>, : cabins and. meals included. "Strict order is observed." Ihe book admonishes. The .Emigrants' Guide section fells now to select land and build a cabin. It also gives j 1 cost estimates lor opening a ; prairie farm: ,320 acres at $1.25 an acre — $400.00 Breaking 160 acres at $2.00 an acre — $320.00 ! Fencing 160 acres into -80 acre I fields — $175.00. ; Cabin cribs, barn S--"JO 00. : TOTAL — $1145.00. | Readers were assured lhat j the first crop of wheat, if an j average good one, would p:ty : the entire cost. : "Illinois in 1837&S is bless--d wilh a candidness that adds to its interest, such as its warning to "beware of extravagant slauments you may hear." Ma: ny of its predictions h.-ve been : fulfilled. All were awaiting the outcome floor utilities locker room, then NEWS BRIEF of legal appeals. into the attic. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NISW OrlCGHS Joil Tlle P r ' sonerK wtTC missed at From there, they crawled Bl'DAP ST. Hungary (AP> a head count at 5:.!0 a.m. Sun- through an air vent to the roof. A * 1(iasf 33 persons were] v™- npi TT 1 A\TC , day. Rut officers • figured they and moved to the roof of the atl- ^ Ued ™ d 37 IN J URCN Sunday ir, | NEW ORLEANS (AP> -- the collision of a train loaded Twenty-one convicts, three of l,ro '- iC 0111 about fivp holirs oap - ' oinin, - T Criminal Courts build- wi|h , )olif|ay trave , crs nnd a them sentenced to death, were her. ing. They shattered a skylight freight train southeast of Buria- at large today after kicking "I'm not surprised." said over a judge's chamber, low- pest, the state railway adminis- their way out of New Orleans' Iloyd. who has long complained crec i themselves down on a rope 'ration announced. prison. about prison facilities and con- , ,.„„,,„,] „,.:..„ ,, lf ..„. 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