Alexander, Madison , Pulaski

  St. Clair 

 

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ILLINOIS AFRIGENEAS

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OLMSTED

Laid out and named for Reverend E.B. Olmsted a Civil War Chaplin on September 9, 1872. Electricity was brought to the town in 1926. The first three years of high school for students was attended in Grand Chain and the final year at Mound City.

Some of Olmsted's Businesspeople were:

 

Ed B. Gore

Merchant

Charles Corzine

Merchant

E.C. Hogendobler

Merchant

Don Gore

Merchant

Joe Arnold

Merchant

Isaac Crecelius

Merchant

Lester Kraatz

Merchant, Blacksmith

Pete Huddleston

Merchant

A.C. Bagby

Blacksmith

Roy Briitt

Garage Owner

William Hathaway

Doctor

Hall Witticker

Doctor

Will Witticker

Doctor

Oscar Carracker

Doctor

Herb Davis

Barber

O.J. Taake

Barber

 Richard McClelland

Minister of the Gospel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLMSTED LINKS


Directions to Olmsted

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Placed online: 13 September 1999 | Updated: 7 May 2001
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Deb Davis

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