Centennial History of Mason County
By Joseph Cochrane
Springfield, Ill., 1876


Mason Co. History chapters were transcribed by Kristin Vaughn.
Thank you, Kristin, for your permission!


Title page page 1
Preface page 3
Introductory page 8
Historical events page 11
Sketch of the early history of Illinois page 15
Forests of Illinois page 21
Illinois river and tributaries page 22
Sangamon river and tributaries page 25
Productions of Illinois page 26
Sangamon, Menard and Tazewell counties page 28
Mason county page 30
Mason county Postoffices page 39
Salt Creek township page 40
Lynchburg township page 43
Forest City page 44
Crop statistics in 1853 page 46
Geology of Mason county page 52
Treelessness of the Prairies page 67
Early efforts at fruit growing page 73
Havana, History of page 80
Meteorological page 86
Mason City, History of page 101
Biographical page 118
Benevolent Orders page 230
Newspapers of Mason county page 234
Railroads of Mason county page 256
Educational page 266
County Poor Farm page 274
Military History page 277
Conclusion-The Pioneer page 347

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