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This special section of The Olden Times features old newspaper articles from or about Illinois and Illinois families.

You'll find old news articles, obituaries, birth & marriage announcements, ads and more. See the links at the top of this page to go to the Index of Names, to search this site or to take a look at the site map.

Each of these was scanned from an original issue of an old newspaper in my personal collection. They appear in the order in which they were added to this website. Be sure to check for archived stories, since I move them from this page to the Archives periodically.

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State Teachers' Association to Meet; Papers Will be Presented, Chicago, 1874     MOSS, FOWLER, GREGORY, ALLYN, EVERETT, WHITNEY, BROMFIELD, HADLEY, CURTIS, FLEMING, WHIPPLE, THOMAS

Illinois Accuses Reconstruction-Era Tennessee of "Kidnapping" Accused Murderer, Army of the Tennessee Reunion Planned, 1874    CUSTER, BEVERIDGE, BROWN, SMITH, WARD, WILLIAMS, BELKNAP, LINCOLN

Unclaimed Letters in the Freeport Post Office, 1874    Now indexed!  Surnames include the following: ADALADE, BROWN, BOTDORF, BEUTTE, CARTER, DAVIS, DABER, DILL, FULLER, HUTCHINSON, HOWLAND, HINKLE, HASTINGS, ILLINGSWORTH, LUTZ, MISHLER, MAYNARD, MILLIN, MYERS, MERREDITTE, NOLAN, NORMAN, ORVIS, OHMEN, O'CONNER, O'ROURKE, SNYDER, SUFFEREN, STROME, SPENGLER, STANTON, HAWLEY, TRAVIS, TUER, VAILE, VOTE, WAGNER, WOBSER, ATKINS

Missing: James BARBER, Rock Grove, 1874

R. F. HAYES, M. D., Freeport, 1874

D. BURRELL, Dentist, Freeport, 1874

Buy UTK Shoes from G. W. TANDY, 1874

S. A. JOSEL, Dealer in Cigars, Freeport, 1874

Train Collision Claims 3 Lives Near Owaneco, 1881    JONES, McPHERSON, TATLOCK

Buy Your Cutters from T. L. J. KLAPP, Freeport, 1874

Illinois Political Cartoon: Gubernatorial Bandwagon Rush & the Chicago Platform, 1898

Mount Sterling Hotel Fire Claims One, Injures More, 1898     PIEPER, SNODGRASS

L. M. VAN BUREN, M. D., Freeport, 1874    STAYER, SNYDER, PRENTICE

T. J. MORTON, Dentist, Freeport, 1874     SWENGEL

Vintage Recipe: Stewed Celery, 1878

Pianos, Organs & Musical Instruments, Freeport, 1874    MONTELIUS, SCOTT, WISE

Santa's Headquarters with J. D. DIFFENBAUGH, Freeport, 1874

Mrs. Esther TAYLOR, M. D., Freeport, 1874

Dr. J. C. BURBANK, Physician & Surgeon, Freeport, 1874     MUNN, COCHRAN

Master's Sale, Freeport: MORAN & HENRY vs. ALTEMEIR, 1874    VAN BUSKIRK, STOSKOPF

HANKE Legal Notice, Freeport, 1874     PIERSOL

DAWSON Estate Notice, Freeport, 1874

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