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St. Aloysius Church Historic Site

St. Aloysius Church Historic Site

The First Church 1871-1879 In order to understand the St. Aloysius Church Historic Site, you have to understand the history of the three buildings that play a massive role in its history. The first...

Hackberry Township Hall

Hackberry Township Hall

Hackberry Township Hall History In 1938 citizens of Bartlett and the Hackberry Township voted to allow $10,000 in bonds to be issued for the construction of a township hall. The Hackberry Township...

Bushong State Bank

Bushong State Bank

Bushong State Bank holds the same construction of many other banks built across the midwest during 1905-1906. Despite other readily available sources stating that the Bushong State Bank was organized...

Star-Vue Theatre

Star-Vue Theatre

The Star-Vue Theatre, most popularly known and photographed for its vintage and rustic sign was constructed in 1950. During the 1950s the drive-in movie theatre business boomed and people in small...

Bartlett Jail

Bartlett Jail

There isn’t much known about this small jail. It was presumably constructed in the early 1900s and discontinued in the 1930s or 1940s. It seems to have been used as a shed in its more recent...

Bushong School

Bushong Rural High School

The journey to erect the Bushong School didn’t come swiftly in fact the exact opposite. A dispute over the legality of the Bushong Rural High School which for a few years had housed students in...

Galena Jail

Galena Jail

The Galena Jail is made of iron bars and only just a cell now sitting near Howard Litch Park. While it’s unsure the exact date it was constructed it can only be assumed that this was not...

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