Towanda Area History


Click for more detail Listing of 1899 Towanda village residents
General History
Village of Towanda residents are listed in the Bloomington, Normal and McLean County Directory in 1899. The listing shows J. M. Wise, President, G. Peterson as Clerk and the following as trustees: E .....

Click for more detail Newspaper article of "What They Say" in Towanda in 1904
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This Bloomington, Illinois Daily Pantagraph newspaper article dated November 26, 1904 quotes some the things that Towanda people were saying - serious, humorous, odd, peculiar, and otherwise. Quoted .....

Click for more detail Newspaper article traces Merna history back to 1883
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A January 21, 1979 Bloomington, Illinois Pantagraph newspaper article, reporting on events 50 years prior, reported that he town of Merna, located on the Kankakee branch of the Illinois Central Railro .....

Click for more detail Newspaper article describing how Merna got its name
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A centennial edition of the Bloomington, Illinois Pantagraph newspaper on August 26, 1930 included an article on how the town of Merna got its name from the Merna family who settled that area in 1883. .....

Click for more detail Newspaper article on history of Towanda Township
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An article in the Lexington Unit-Journal on October 21, 1937 was penned by Mrs. Howard Fincham and was titled: "Memoirs of the Pioneers and Early Settlers of Towanda Township." This article gives a .....

Click for more detail Aerial Photograph of Towanda, Illinois Main Street
General History
This Bloomington, Illinois Pantagraph newspaper aerial photograph of Towanda, Illinois was published around 1938 and asks the reader to name the town using the following clues: 1) It is located on R .....

Click for more detail Published history in 1939 on Towanda, Illinois
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A description of Towanda, Illinois appeared in 1939 in the book "Illinois, A Descriptive and Historical Guide", which was compiled and written by the WPA for the State of Illinois. The area was hom .....

Click for more detail Published history of Towanda Township, by Carol Temple in 1964
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In March of 1964, Volume 17, Number 10 of the Illinois History Magazine published an article entitled Prairie Conquerors written by Carol Temple, Chiddix Junior High Sc .....

Click for more detail 1964 "Pioneer Prairie Trails Tour" Guide Book of McLean County, IL
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On October 11, 1964, the McLean County Historical Society, IL sponsored a tour of Northwestern and Central McLean County, called "Pioneer Prairie Trails". This tour included pioneer

Click for more detail Order form for the 1976 Towanda, Illinois history book
General History
This is the original order form/quote for Towanda's Towanda McLean County Illinois: 1876-1976 history book written by Mildred Roberts and Elizabeth Winters from Barney's .....

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