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Rocky Fork, Illinois, Newspaper Clippings

Madison County ILGenWeb Coordinator - Beverly Bauser

 

EARLY HISTORY OF ROCKY FORK, GODFREY TOWNSHIP    (coming soon)    

THE MURDER OF HENRY DEPUGH AND HENRY ROSS AT ROCKY FORK - 1883  (coming soon)

 

ROCKY FORK CITIZENS CELEBRATE OF EMANCIPATION IN THE WEST INDIES
Source: Alton Weekly Telegraph, August 4, 1871
Yesterday was the anniversary of emancipation in the West Indies, and was generally celebrated by the colored citizens of this vicinity. A procession, headed by a brass band, paraded in the morning, and the other observances of the day took place at Rocky Fork. A grand dinner was served, and several prominent colored speakers addressed the assembly.

 

SMALLPOX MAKES ITS APPEARANCE AT ROCKY FORK
Source: Alton Telegraph, January 31, 1873
Smallpox is reported to have made its appearance at Rocky Fork settlement.

 

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