||Introductory - Descriptive -
Boundaries and Topography - The Science of Geology - Its
Influence on Agriculture and Civilization - Geology of
Crawford County - Coal Measures - Outerops of Coal -
Building Stone - Its Quality and Durability - Iron Ore -
Soils, Timber, etc. etc.
||Pre-historic Occupation of the
Country - The Mound Builders - Relics and Works of the Lost
Race - The Merom mounds - Earthworks and Mounds at
Hutsonville - Other Relics, etc. - The Indians - Delawares
and Kickapoos - Their Position of Southern Illinois -
Historical Sketches of their Tribes, etc. - Local Facts and
||Settlements of the County by
White People - The Early French Explorers - Their Claim to
Illinois - Gen. Clark's Expedition to Kaskaskia - Emigrants
from the States - Fort Lamotte and the Rangers - The Colloms
and Other Pioneers - The Hutson Family - Their Murder by
Indians - Pioneer Life - Hardships and Dangers of the
||Organization of the County -
Illinois as a Part of Virginia - Divided Into Counties - Act
of the Legislature Forming Crawford - Name of the County -
The Courts, etc. - Locating the Seat of Justice - An Indian
Trial - Other Court Proceedings - List of Officers and
Representatives - Court Houses and Jails - Civil Divisions
of the County - 'Removal of the County Seat - Township
Organizations, etc., etc.
||The Bench and Bar - Justice and
Her Scales - First Courts and What They Did - Some of the
Early Judges - Different Judicial Districts - The First
Resident Lawyers - Kitchell, Janney, French, etc. - Their
Legal Ability and Social Traits - Other Lawyers of the
County - The Present Bar, etc., etc.
||Internal Improvements - The
First Roads and Bridges - Railroads - Coming of the Iron
Horse - The Old Wabash Valley Route - Paris and Danville -
Its Competition, Changes and Condition - East and West
Railroad Projects - The Narrow Gauge - Value and Economy of
the System - Other Roads That Were Never Built, and Never
Will Be, etc., etc.
||The "Raglog" Wabash -
Improvement of its Navigation - Boating in the Early Tmies -
Overflows, Levees, etc. - Damage Done to the Farmers -
Agriculture - Early Mode of Opening and Cultivating Farms -
Pioneer Plows and Hoes - Crawford County Agricultural
Society - Incorporation and List of Officers - Horticulture
- The County Poor, etc., etc.
||The County Press - Its
Influence in the Community - Newspaper Enterprises of
Crawford County - The Constitution and Argus - Educational -
Pioneer Schoolhouses and Teachers - Advantages of Education
- School Statistics - Religious History - Early Preachers -
Churches Organized, etc., etc.
||War History - The Struggle for
Independence - Our Second "Round" with John Bull -
Black Hawk and his Braves, and How We Thrashed Them - The
Mexican War - Illinois' Participation In it - War of the
Rebellion - Different Regiments in which Crawford County was
Represented - Facts and Incidents of the War, etc. etc.
||ROBINSON TOWNSHIP - Description
and Topography - General Character of the Country - Land
Entries - Advent of the Whites - Time and Place of
Settlement - Early Society - The Beginning of Agriculture -
Pioneer Industries and Improvements - Early Markets, etc.
||ROBINSON VILLAGE - The Star of
Empire - A New Town Laid Out - First Plat and Subsequent
Additions - Early Development - Growth of Business Interests
- The Railroad Impetus - Schools, Churches and Benevolent
Societies - Cemeteries, etc. etc.
||LaMOTTE TOWNSHIP - General
Description and Topography - Early Settlement - Joseph La
Motte - The Eatons - Other Pioneers - The Seven Jesses -
Extract from Ficklin's Address - Schools and Churches -
Palestine - Its Growth, Development and Incorporation - The
Land Office - Registers and Receivers - Educational,
Religious, etc., etc.
||HUTSONVILLE TOWNSHIP -
Topography - Early Settlements - Hutson Family - The Barlows,
Newlins and Hills - Other Pioneers - Early Trials and
Troubles - Schools and Churches - Village of Hutsonville -
Its Situation as a Trading Point - Some of hte Merchants and
Business Men - Fire, Water, etc., etc.
||LICKING TOWNSHIP - Description,
Boundaries and Topography - Early Settlement - Pioneer
Improvements and Industries - Villages - Early Schools, etc.
- Churches and Church Buildings.
||OBLONG TOWNSHIP - Physical
Features - Soil and Productions - The Coming of the Pioneers
- Development of the Country - Early Industries - Roads and
Mills - Village of Oblong - Church History - Early Schools -
Patrons of Husbandry.
||MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP - Physical
Features, Boundaries, etc. - Early Settlers and Where They
Came From - The Hurricane - Frontier Industries - A Race for
the Bottle and its Results - The Poisoning of Reed -
Villages - Religious and Educational.
||MARTIN AND SOUTHWEST TOWNSHIP -
Position and Boundaries - Formation of Southwest - Water
Courses - Soil - Productions - Timber - Pioneer Settlement -
Early Incidents and Industries - Life in the Wilderness -
Early Roads - Church and School History - Villages, etc.
||HONEY CREEK TOWNSHIP -
Description and Topography - Advent of the Pale Faces, and
their Early Struggles - Pioneer Improvements - Religious
History - An Incident - Schools and Schoolhouses - Villages
- Parting Words, etc. etc.
ROBINSON TOWNSHIP - 225
HUTSONVILLE TOWNSHIP - 260
LAMOTTE TOWNSHIP - 295
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP - 326
OBLONG TOWNSHIP - 339
MARTIN AND SOUTHWEST TOWNSHIP - 357
HONEY CREEK TOWNSHIP - 368
LICKING TOWNSHIP - 372