Generation after generation lives, moves and is no more; time has strewn the track of its ruthless march with the fragments of mighty empires; and at length not even their names nor works *By W. Modern investigations have thrown much light upon the origin of the human race.A writer upon the pre-historio period, savs: "The combined investigations of geologists and ethnologists have developed facts which require us to essentially modify our pre-exist- ing views as to the length of time during which the human race has occupied our planet. CHAPTf^R I.— Introductory — Descriptive— Boundaries and Topography— The Science of Geology— Its Influence on Agriculture and Civilization— Geology of Crawford County— The Coal Measures— Outcrops' of Coal— Build- ing Stone— Its Quality and Durability— Iron Ore — Soils, Timber, etc., etc 11 CHAPTER II.— Pre-historic Occupation of the Country- The Mound Builders— Relics and Works of the Lost Race— The Meroui Mounds — Earthworks and Mounds at Ilutsonville— other Relics, etc.— The Indians— l)ela- wares and Kickapoos— Their Position of Southern Illi- nois—Historical Sketches of their Tribes, etc.— Local Facts and Traditions 18 CHAPTKIE III.— Settlement of the County by White Peo- ple—The Early French Explorers— Their Claim to Illi- nois—Gen.How forcibly their bones, moldering into dust in the mounds they heaped up, and the perishing relics they left behind them, illustrate the transitory character of human existence. have an existence in the speculations of those who take their places.The reason Illinois has so many units of government is because so many single purpose governmental entities have been created. Illinois State Police (ISP) manages the central repository for criminal history record information, CHRI in Illinois.
In the mound near the fort were found the remains of a sword, which appeared to have been buried with the owner.
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THE history of Crawford aucl Clark Counties, after months of persistent toil and research, is now completed, and it is believed that no subject of universal public importance or inter- est has been omitted, save where protracted effort failed to secure reliable results. — Organization of tlie County — Illine, linden, hacki)erry and wild cherry; the soil is very productive, and yields annually large crops of all the cereals usually grown in this latitude.
Clark's Expedition to Kaskaskia— Emigrants from the States— Fort Lamotte and the Rangers- The Culloms and Other Pioneers— The Hutson Family — Their Murder by Indians— Pioneer Life — Hardships and Dangers of the AVilderness, etc 29 CHAPTER IV.