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Lincoln Ordnance Depot (WWII)

Lincoln Ordnance Depot south of Springfield was one of four major military supply facilities in Sangamon County during World War II. See Army Air Force depot, Illinois State Fairgrounds.

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Robert Brown (Washington Street Mission)

Robert Brown and his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Louisa Brown Miller and Robert Miller, led the Washington Street Mission for more than 60 years. See Washington Hall.

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Charles and Amy Reed (Sangamon County Poor Farm administrators)

Charles Reed (1854-1927) was a livestock farmer and politician. As a farmer, he raised purebred Duroc and Jersey hogs as well as sheep. He was also a strong Republican who served as Sangamon County deputy sheriff and was superintendent of … Continue reading

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E. Cook Matheny

E. C. Matheny was a son of pioneer Charles Matheny and an adventurer himself. Read more on E.C. Matheny in SangamonLink’s entry on the Carrie Post King’s Daughters Home for Women. 

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King’s Daughters Home

See Carrie Post King’s Daughters Home for Women.

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Leander Shoup

Leander Shoup vowed to go down fighting rather than give up his farm for inundation by Lake Springfield. See Lake Springfield holdout, 1933.

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Austin Jones

Austin Jones was a Springfield police officer and detective for 26 years. For more, see Lake Springfield holdout, 1933.

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Lake Springfield holdout, 1933

Leander Shoup vowed to go down in a blaze of gunfire rather than relinquish his 123 acres of farmland to inundation by Lake Springfield. The city of Springfield won a lawsuit to take over the land, a little over a … Continue reading

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C.W. Hotz (hotel operator)

C.W. Hotz and his wife Hazel managed the Argus Hotel, 214 S. Fourth St., for several years in the 1930s. Hotz also was a Lincoln collector and property developer. See First Lincoln Home.

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Argus Hotel, 214 S. Fourth St.

The Argus Hotel was the longest-lasting of several hotels that operated between 1895 and 1985 at 214 S. Fourth St. See First Lincoln Home.

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