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Highland, Illinois, Newspaper Clippings

Madison County ILGenWeb Coordinator - Beverly Bauser

 

EARLY HISTORY OF HIGHLAND

 

CHOLERA IN LOOKING GLASS PRAIRIE NEAR HIGHLAND
Source: Alton Telegraph, August 23, 1850
We regret to learn that this fearful disease made its appearance in Looking Glass Prairie near Highland, some ten or twelve days since. Up to last Wednesday, about 14 fatal cases had occurred, principally in the family and connections of Mr. James Dugger. No new cases had occurred at the last accounts.

 

HIGHLANDER TAKES THE PRIZE
Source: Syracuse, New York Daily Courier, October 20, 1868
At the great shooting festival at Vienna, a leading prize has been taken by a rifle man from Highland, Illinois. The Swiss rifles have proved to be by far the best in use at the festival.

 

HIGHLAND PICKLE FACTORY
Source: Syracuse, New York Daily Standard, July 2, 1883
A pickle factory at Highland, Ill. has contracted for over 400 acres of cucumbers with farmers, and expects to ship about 15,000 barrels.

 

HIGHLAND - HELVETIA MILK CONDENSING CO.
Source: Troy Record, August 27, 1885
The Helvetia Milk Condensing Co. is laying pipes to M. J. Schott's artesian well, which will furnish them about 25,000 gallons of water daily. Next week work will be commenced on an artesian well on the grounds of the company. Business is increasing daily, and orders for 200 cases (800 dozen cans) are ahead. Their largest shipments go to Texas and Louisiana.

 

HIGHLAND - BOILER EXPLOSION
Source: Rochester, New York Democrat Chronicle, October 17, 1888
The boiler of a traction engine exploded Monday evening on a farm [unreadable] north of Highland, Ill. Christ Rafferman, the proprietor and engineer, was instantly killed. Hugh Rice received serious injuries. William Hansel had both legs and one arm broken. William Arbert had one arm and one leg broken. Julius Schneider was seriously injured on the back of the head.

 

HIGHLAND - GENERAL FRYE'S ARMY ARRIVES
Source: Poughkeepsie, New York Daily Eagle, April 11, 1894
General Frye's industrial army, 300 in number, reached this place last evening, walking on the railway track. They camped twenty-seven miles east of the city. The city has sent a wagon load of provisions to the camp.

 

HIGHLAND BAKER AND CONFECTIONERY
Source: Troy Star, September 6, 1894
Adolph Kuntzmann started a restaurant, bakery and confectionery in Highland today, and has an excellent location. He is a hustler, and we wish him success, though we are sorry to lose him, both as a business man and citizen.

 

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