Artifacts with Tag :: Warren County

The Patton Block Building

 Built in 1891, The Patton Block building has been a staple of downtown Monmouth for over 120 years. The building was named after Robert S. Patton, a successful farmer who had an eye for business, who invested a total of approximately $375,000 in today's standards to build the state-of-the-art building that would house countless tenants over the years ranging from bakers and jewelers to doctors and even a business school.

Warren County Courthouse

 The County Courthouse has seen many changes since the first one was built in nearly 180 years ago. According to Carol Clark, the first courthouse built in town was also the second log cabin in town and was located at the corner of North Main St. and Archer Avenue. Construction started for the second courthouse on March 7, 1835, but it was determined that a better building was needed and it was never completed. The third building, which stood in the front yard of the current courthouse, was completed in 1841 and served for 54 years until the current courthouse was finished in 1895. Since then, the courthouse has become a staple of Monmouth's public square with only one major change (the removal of the clock tower) in nearly 120 years of service.

The Story of Warren County

 Warren County was organized in 1825 out of Pike County. Pike County, consisted of all portions of state North and West of the Illinois River before 1825. Henderson County was formed in 1841 from the western area of Warren County. Warren County was named for Dr. Joseph Warren, killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. He is believed to have been the first officer to fall in the Revolutionary War. Check out the photos to see how Warren County has changed over the years.

Canning

 

Irons

 

Meat Grinder & Sausage Press

 

Mixing Equipment

 The many different styles of whisks can be seen by visiting this website: http://reluctantgourmet.com/tools/tools-gadgets/item/280-whisks-history-types-video

Nutmeg Grater

 

Tabletop Fruit Parer & Seeder

 

The Dairy Queen Churn Company (Monmouth,IL)

 

Toasters

 

The Cannon - Civil War Reenactment

 Cannon Roars to New Life, Daily Review, 01 Oct 1996, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box 3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Erin Loeback, A Cannons Journey, The Courier, 2004, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box 3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Football Fans Get Lots of Bang for Buck, 1996, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Leah Lazarus, Reconstructed Cannon Fires at Civil War Reenactment, Oracle 08 Oct 1996, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box 3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984

The Cannon - Found in Cedar Creek

 MC has a plan for the Cannon, Register-Mail, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Football Fans Get Lots of Bang for Buck, 1996, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Jeff Rankin, "The Great Cannon Caper", A Slide Presentation, 2001

The Cannon - Make and Function

 Leah Lazarus, Reconstructed Cannon Fires at Civil War Reenactment, Oracle, 08 Oct 1996, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box 3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Samuel J. Reeves, "Fargots for Wrought Metal Cannons", United States Patent Office, 1863, http://www.google.com/patents?id=FwMAAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract#v=onepage&q&f;=false William Urban, Cannon Fodder, Monmouth College Archives (Location: C-5 Box 3: Civil War), http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984

The Cannon - Restoration

 Bill Campbell, "Colleges Cannon Threatens Peace on Illinois Campuses", Register-Mail: Opinion, 26 Jun 1996, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box 3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 "Cannon Roars to New Life", Daily Review, 01 Oct 1996, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Carol Clark, Colleges Cannon is a Survivor, The Register-Mail, 1996, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Erin Loeback, A Cannons Journey, The Courier, 2004, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Jeff Rankin, "The Great Cannon Caper", A Slide Presentation, 2001 William Urban, Cannon Fodder, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984

The Cannon - Returned to Monmouth College

 "MC has a plan for the Cannon", Register-Mail, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Jeff Rankin, "The Great Cannon Caper", A Slide Presentation, 2001

The Cannon - The "Ring Leader's" Detailed Plan

 Andrew Wallace Barnes, The Truth about the Cannon of 1903: Barnes Reveals Details of Mystery, Monmouth College Bulletin, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box 3:Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984

The Cannon - The Guilty Students

 Andrew Wallace Barnes, The Truth about the Cannon of 1903: Barnes Reveals Details of Mystery, Monmouth College Bulletin, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box 3:Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Jeff Rankin, "The Great Cannon Caper", A Slide Presentation, 2001 Jeff Rankin, Personal Interview, 30 Sep 2013.

The Cannon - Today at Monmouth College

 1903 Cannon Finally Makes it to Scot Campus Lawn, Monmouth Oracle, Apr 1964, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box 3, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Cannon Roars to New Life. Daily Review 01 Oct 1996, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box 3, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Football Fans Get Lots of Bang for Buck, 1996, Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984

John Lane Memorial

 

The Cannon - Class of 1903 Donation

 Daniel Meyer and Jeffrey D. Rankin, "A Thousand Hearts Devotion: A History of Monmouth College", 2002 Jeff Rankin, "The Great Cannon Caper", A Slide Presentation, 2001

The Cannon - Stolen by 1904 Junior Class

 Barnes, Andrew. The Truth about the Cannon of 1903: Barnes Reveals Details of Mystery. Monmouth College Bulletin n.d., n. pag. Print. Location: Monmouth College Archives C-5 Box 3: Civil War, http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Ralph Eckley, "Zenas Spicer Discloses He Hauled Cannon," Review Atlas, 1950, MC Archives C-5 Box 3: Civil War http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/content.php?pid=316809&sid=3422984 Daniel Meyer and Jeffrey D. Rankin. "A Thousand Hearts Devotion": A History of Monmouth College. 1st ed. Chicago: The Coventry Group, 2002. Print. Jeff Rankin, "The Great Cannon Caper", A Slide Presentation, 2001 Jeff Rankin, Personal Interview, 30 Sep 2013.

Warren County Farmland

 There is a approximately 26.7 million acres of tillable farm land in Illinois. The average acreage per Illinois farm is 348 acres. It is said that Illinois has some of the richest and most productive farmland in the world. Each individual farm is said to feed on average 156 people. In specific Warren County was established in 1831 and has approximately 274,000 acres of harvested farmland. The county has roughly 644 different farms. The average size of each farm is about 460 acres, which is more than 100 acres bigger than the state average. All these statistics have one common ground that started, created, and support these numbers; which is the steel plow. Every aspect of farming revolves around and started with the steel plow.

Dunlap Relays at Warren Junior High School (Currently United Junior High School)

 

Farm Bureau in Warren County

 

Robert Dunlap Described by Those Who Knew Him

 

Robert Dunlaps Selected Accomplishments and Honors

 

Warren County YMCA

 

Warren School District (Currently United School District)

 

Dunlap Terrace at Monmouth College

 

Coldbrook Christian Church

 

Robert Hugo Dunlap Statue in Monmouth, Illinois

 

Weir Plow Company Advertisement

 This picture is located in the Warren County History Museum.

1850s Monmouth Plow Factory Catalog

 This catalog is located in the Warren County History Museum.

Early Prairie Plow

 This plow is located at the Warren County History Museum.

John Lane

 Bellis, Mary. "History of the Plow." About.com Inventors. About.com, n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2013. .

John Lane's Influence in Invention of the Steel Plow

 Bellis, Mary. "History of the Plow." About.com Inventors. About.com, n.d. Web. 09 Dec. 2013. .

Monmouth Plow Company Plow

 This plow is located in the Warren County History Museum.

Warren County Courthouse Architecture

 Stone buildings were very expensive and this form of architecture was the most expensive compared to others. The architecture of Warren County Courthouse is Richardsonian, which is also known as Richardsonian Romanesque Style. This form of architecture was inspired by the ancient Romans, but the architect Henry Hobson Richardson put his own unique taste into this form of architecture. Churches in the Middle East had this type of architecture and this style was then incorporated in the American churches. The Richardsonian Romanesque style was then also used on public buildings, commercial buildings and then residential homes. Richardsonian architecture became more popular around 1870. This style is described as infrequent and sculpted shapes. The buildings that had this form of architecture tended to have a square shape called Ashlar, with rough exposed faces. Roofs were often round and polygonal towers. Buildings tended to be built of solid masonry stone and mixed with bricks. Limestone and sandstone were also used.

Renovations to the Warren County Courthouse

 The Warren County Courthouse originally had a taller center tower with a Seth Thomas clock, but was later removed. The courthouse also had a statue of Lady Liberty on the front gable, but it was blown down in a windstorm in 1895.

Fusion Theatre 3

 

The Plow Company

 

Post Card

 

Warren County Courthouse Services.

 The courthouse has a variety of services for the community. On the first floor one can do small claims, child support, and bookkeeping. On the east side of the 2nd floor of the Courthouse is the Warren County Clerks Office. The recorders office is located south or right of the elevator. The election office is located north or left of the elevator. All other Civil Divisions and the Criminal Division are located on the third floor office.

Fusion Theatre logo

 This is the logo for the Fusion Theatre

Monmouth Plow Co.

 Image 1 of Plow Factory

Main Street Cafe

 

Martha Brown's Staff in 1990

 

Current Photo of Fusion Theatre

 In 2013, 230 South Main Street was selected by the Theatre department at Monmouth College to be the home of their future productions. The department had been on the search for more space for their productions since as early 2006. An off-campus location had to be found because there wasnt adequate space on Monmouth Colleges campus. The location was bought in the summer of 2013 from Roy Shaw Jr. Ownership now lies with Frantz-Hobart Community Investors, LLC.- a real estate company based out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Carpenters and crews of Monmouth College helped reconstruct the building into the theater it is today. (Source: Pittman, Annie. "Fusing Community and College." Review Atlas [Monmouth] 26 Feb. 2014: n. pag. Print. Monmouth Courthouse.)

Matha Brown's Advertisement 1987

 Brown Lynch Scott dropped their equipment, hardware, and dry goods inventory to begin selling womens clothing in the late 1960s. Shortly after a name change followed; Borwn Lynch Scott would now be called Marth Brown Ltd. They sold a complete line of womens clothing, including Petite, Missy, and Plus sized clothing. They carried popular name brands, accessories, and gifts. Marth Brown Ltd. was a success well in the mid 1980s, dating operational until at least 1990. Martha Brown was the wife of the first president of the Monmouth Plow Company firm. (Source: Rankin, Jeff. Born Of The Prairie. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. "Meet The Merchants." The Daily Review Atlas [Monmouth] 17 May 1990: n. pag. Print.)

Street View 1960

 According to the Daily Review Atlas, during 1993, 230 South Main Street was Maple City Home Renovations. Shortly after in 1999 it became Vending Manufacturing Incorporated. This business was owned by former mayor Patrick L. McManus III, who took on the project after his final run in office. (Source: "Patrick L. McManus III." The Daily Review Atlas [Monmouth] 2 Oct. 2008: n. pag. Print. Monmouth Courthouse.)

Warren County History Museum

 

Bobby Schilling

 

Wedding Rings

 This is a photo of Carol's and her husband's wedding rings. This photo symbolizes the importance of their relationship. Carol really loves and appreciates her husband.

Carol & Mark Parrish

 

Carol & one of her Interns

 This a photo of Carol Parrish and one of her interns, Zoe Sutton.

Sister-to-Sister Summit

 American Association of University Women conducts a program for girls in the 5th grade to the 9th grade that discussed topics such as self-esteem, healthy decision making, empowerment, and diversity. The purpose of this program is for girls to have a place where they can talk about problems they are encountering, to help improve their self-esteem, and help them accept themselves and their peers. Sister-to-Sister Summit

Andrew Clark Harding

 Colonel of 83rd Infantry. Previous lawyer, Monmouth College Trustee, philanthropist for brining railroad and banking to Monmouth, IL.

83rd Infantry Manuscript

 Original manuscript of the 83rd Infantry.

Wooden Cup

 Honors "H" company of 6th Illinois Volume Infantry. Dated May 1888. Engraved are company names.

Andersonville Prison

 

1909 Old Guard

 1909 Old Guard. Grandfather of John Wayne pictured.

GAR Flag

 Grand Army of Republic Flag of officers and enlisted men. This was the reconstruction and politics after the war. Showed support and care for soldiers, orphans, and widows. It represented protection for the disabled and show appreciate for service.

Battles of Civil War

 Largest number of men served in the 83rd Infantry.

Company B Infantry

 83rd Infantry stationed at Fort Donelson from 1863-1865. Pictured is grandfather of John Wayne, Marion Morrison.

Ellington Stone

 Found in 1671 in Adams County-10 miles east of Quincy. Engraved is IHS, meaning, Jesus in Greek.

Warren County Maps

 Coal veins and timber allotments including coal and steam engines, timber allotments and tiny acres.

WWI Postcards

 Written by Private Forrest G. Holmes from WWI in France Army Colonel F 311 Engineers Divison 86 1918-1919.

WWI Hankercheif

 WWI hand stitched hankercheif.

WWI

 WWI soldier group photo

WWI German Helmet

 WWI German infantry Helmet.

Elmer Davis Plaque

 Private Elmer Davis 38th Infantry, 3rd Division American Expeditionary force.

WWI Loyalty Card

 WWI loyalty card. Warren County Neighborhood Committee of the State Council of Defense of Illinois.

WWI Martimer Tinker Helmet

 WWI Helmet worn by Martimer Tinker.

1917 Camera

 Viewing Company- 9,500,000 men registered June 5, 1917. 500,000 selected and put into 16 Army components. 30,000 men comprised each component.

WWI Advertisement

 

Norris Office Equipment

 100 block North Main that supplied companies with type writers and office supplies.

Maple City Soap Works

 Succeed Joseph Pease and son in 1885. South Side C.B. & Q tracks. Sold to Proctor and Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio and closed.

Maple City and White House Dairy

 

Great Nicola

 Monmouth Magician born in Burlington, Iowa. Nicola was famous for memorizing the card stack.

Great Nicola Drawing

 Monmouth Magician the Great Nicola who was believed to have seen the most people and was famous for memorizing the card stack.

Warren County Stoneware

 1894-1902 imprinted with the Maple Leaf logo and closed in 2006.

Warren County Stoneware Factory

 Factory of the Warren County Stoneware.

Model of Monmouth Gang Plow

 Original Model of Monmouth Gang Plow by the Monmouth Plow Factory 1878-1902. Brown Lincoln Scott Company established in 1902.

Monmouth Plow Factory Certificate

 Original certificate issuing 100,000 of stock from the Monmouth Plow Factory.

Runks Patent Gang Plow

 Used during war time to combine, trench plow, and cut 24inches deep. Typically pulled by 3-4 horses.

Red Plow

 

Pattee Toungless Cultivator

 1882 Patte Plow and Company Cultivator. Owned by Kistler and Company and the Monmouth Stone Company.

Blacksmith Forge

 

Blacksmith Forge

 

Potato Digger

 

Grasshopper Catcher

 1930s Mounted on tractor and driven through field to clear grasshoppers.

Wagon

 Wagon (Scoop board)

1912 Saddle

 1912 from Sears and Roebuck for 45.00 by Walker Talifomo.

Corn Earn Chopper

 Used to chop ears of corn.

Corn Earn Sheller

 Used to take the shell of of an ear of corn.

John Deere Corn Planter

 John Deer 1 row corn planter. Deere and Mansur Company in Moline, Illinois.

Barn Frame

 1810 Early Illinois Barn Frame from Kirkwood, Illinois.

Fairbanks Farm Scale

 

Hayes Corn Planter

 2 horse planter by Hayes Planter and Pump Company in Galva, Illinois.

Pattee Toungless Cultivator

 1873 Monmouth, Illinois.

Lime Spreader

 

Potato Planter

 1900s Potato Planter

Grain Drill

 Used to drill wheat between corn rows.

WWI Uniform

 WWI full uniform.
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