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"The attack could not have lasted over a minute": The Charleston Riot

Yesterday I posted about Confederate authorities dealing with dissidents in Florida.  To balance that, let me offer a similar episode occurring for the Federals at roughly the same time, 150 years ago.  950 more words

American Civil War

Former Patients Haunt this Old Charleston Hospital

Located along 18th Street south of Harrison Avenue in Charleston, Illinois, Charleston Community Memorial Hospital opened in February 1953 and operated until 1977. It suffered from a chronic lack of admissions and staff. 344 more words

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Charleston, IL in 1919

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Pastor extends teachings beyond Salisbury Church

By Gina Volk

The Rev. Scott Sims was not always considered “pastor material,” but for the past 22 years he has shared the word of God to the community, country and world. 661 more words


Snow threatens 2014 Farm Show's turnout

By Tony Komada

The threat of snow Sunday has kept the 2014 Farm Show from filling up with people and tractors.

Mary Cox, manager of the… 288 more words

Farming & Agriculture

Monroe Avenue Mystery Home

An old Victorian Style home sits a few blocks east of the town square in Charleston, Illinois, along Monroe Avenue. Built in 1900, it has weathered years of neglect. 698 more words

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Eastern's help with after school program becomes Salvation Army's salvation

By: Rose Sacco

As the after school PLAY program for preschool to fifth graders nears its sixth week at the Salvation Army in Mattoon, those in charge wonder of their effect they have on the children. 330 more words

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