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The Chatsworth Wreck image, Touch for more information
By A. H. Hall, 1887
The Chatsworth Wreck
Illinois (Livingston County), Chatsworth — The Chatsworth WreckMidnight August 10-11, 1887
One-half mile north on the Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad occured one of the worst wrecks in American rail history. An excursion train- two engines and approximately 20 wooden coaches - from Peoria to Niagara Falls, struck a burning culvert. Of . . . — Map (db m30042) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Dwight — Cardiff, Illinois
The village of Cardiff was built on this site in 1899, after the discovery of underground coal deposits. A mine was sunk and a relatively large town developed within months. The town, originally known as North Campus, incorporated as the Village . . . — Map (db m47311) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Citizenry Mourn Lincoln — Looking for Lincoln
Left Section When word of President Lincoln’s assassination came, most of Pontiac’s male population had not yet returned from the Civil War. But their wives and children remained, and when word was received that the special train . . . — Map (db m29731) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Civil War Memorial - Livingston County Illinois
In Memory of All Soldiers and Sailors of Livingston County — Map (db m29753) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — County Seat Almost Moved — Looking for Lincoln
Left Section Riding the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Lincoln pleaded cases in Livingston County’s first courthouse located on this site. But these events almost did not come to pass. The town proprietors had promised a courthouse, which two . . . — Map (db m29675) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Desert Storm - War Memorial
On boulder In Honor of our Desert Storm Veterans 1990       1991 Dedication Plaque May 17, 1992 - - a special dedication, memories - - sweet n’ bitter recollections. August 1990, U.S. troops deployed to a . . . — Map (db m29759) WM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Fell Leads The Way — Looking for Lincoln
Top Section Photo Lincoln’s good friend Jesse Fell had more to do with shaping early events in Livingston County and Pontiac than any other man. He named the county and, in 1837, was instrumental in having the county seat located . . . — Map (db m29727) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Jones House1858
The Oldest Brick Home in Pontiac, Illinois A restoration project of the Livingston County Historical Society The Jones House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m29757) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Lincoln Slept Here — Looking for Lincoln
Upper Section When Abraham Lincoln rode into Pontiac that rainy day, he found few cabins, and those were so scattered and hidden among the clumps of bushes that they were rendered almost invisible. Lincoln stayed overnight in a log . . . — Map (db m29683) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Lincoln Speaks at Church — Looking for Lincoln
Left Section Abraham Lincoln spoke in the little Presbyterian Church on the northwest corner of Livingston and Mill streets on Jan. 27, 1860, shortly before being nominated for the presidency at the Republican . . . — Map (db m29719) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Lincoln Stranded HereLooking For Lincoln
Left Section In February 1855,Abraham Lincoln was with a group of sixty passengers stranded in Pontiac after a train, bound for Springfield from Chicago, became mired in a snowdrift just this side of where the village of Cayuga was . . . — Map (db m29717) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Lincoln Visits Strevell — Looking for Lincoln
Left Section While sitting up late the night of January 27, 1860, in the Pontiac home of Jason Strevell, Abraham Lincoln predicted he would be nominated for the vice presidency of the young Republican party. In a letter to . . . — Map (db m29725) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Lincoln Wins His Case — Looking for Lincoln
Left Section Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas were opposing attorneys during Livingston County’s first regular term of circuit court, which was held on this site May 18 and 19, 1840, in Henry Weed’s log cabin. In the first . . . — Map (db m29676) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Livingston County G. A. R. Civil War MemorialOur Missing Heroes
In memory of our missing heroes 1861 - - 1866 — Map (db m32577) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Livingston County War Memorial
Center section In honor of the men and women of Livingston County, whose dedication and service to their country will never be forgotten. (Seals - Branches of the United States Military) Left section Korea . . . — Map (db m29756) WM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Pontiac — The City of Pontiac is named for this Intrepid Warrior
Pontiac organizer of the conspiracy which bears his name, was born on the Maumee River in what is now Ohio, in 1720. As Chief, he led the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians at Braddocks defeat July 9, 1755. When France surrendered Canada to the English, . . . — Map (db m29751) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Riverbank Debate — Looking for Lincoln
Photo Text - Upper Section Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, young attorneys who had faced each other earlier in Livingston County’s first court case, later the same day debated political issues at this very site. At the Old . . . — Map (db m29689) HM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — W. W. I War Memorial - Livingston County Illinois
1917 – 1919 In memory of the soldiers sailors and nurses of Livingston County who made the supreme sacrifice during the World War Row One George E. Personette • William Durre • Burt McCoy • Victor V. Vahldieck . . . — Map (db m29778) WM
Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — W. W. II War Memorial - Livingston County Illinois
Etched in Stone In memory of those men and women of Livingston County who served in World War II 1941 - 1945 Bronze Marker 1941 – 1945 To the eternal memory of the men of Livingston County Global . . . — Map (db m29785) WM

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