Highland Special Sections
Maurice Marcoot and his book, Five Years in the Sunny South, writes about his experience in the Civil War with the 15th Missouri Infantry Regiment, in which 40 men from the Highland area enlisted, as the Illinois quota was filled.
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The 117th Illinois Infantry Regiment and the 15th Missouri Infantry Regiment were both seeing some fierce battles in 1864. This week, I will cover the 117th Illinois and next week, the 15th Missouri.
“About 1910, a few industrial users were obtained. Then in 1915, the first electric stoves in homes were connected, and the Lund-Maudin Shoe Factory started in the old Helvetia Milk Condensing Co. building. To take care of the increased electric load, the plant had to be constantly enlarged...
This column is dedicated to the three men who lost their lives while working at the new Highland Power Plant. These three accidents claimed the lives of Milton Baumann, Nov. 7, 1907; Fred Pagan, Nov. 27, 1907; and Fred Wiess on July 7, 1909. (My special thanks to Jan Wiess Draper for her copy of...