Writing for SangamonLink

bridgeHistory never stops, and the Sangamon County Historical Society hopes this collection will always be a work in progress. We began this online encyclopedia¬†with more than 500 entries, but we know that hundreds — probably thousands — more topics are worth coverage. We encourage anyone with an interest in our county’s past to write for SangamonLink.¬†Here’s what you need to know.

The basics




Questions? Contact the editor, Mike Kienzler, at mkienzler@msn.com.

4 Responses to Writing for SangamonLink

  1. Ron Kennerly says:

    My great-grandmother, Elizabeth Withrow Blanchard was hit by a vehicle as she walked along the streets of Mechanicsburg in the early 1900s. I have located the newspaper article but probably need to find another copy of the article. I have pictures of both she and my great-grandfather in my genealogy files and will be willing to share them.

  2. Kim Meimders Doolin says:

    My grandfather Elmer L Meinders worked for Sangamo Electric. Today 8/16/2015 he would have been 117 years old. He passed at the age of 78. He assisted with many inventions during his employment with the Company. I would like to see some records of his accomplishments. Thank you, Kim Doolin

    • editor says:

      Ms. Doolin: A quick check does indicate Mr. Meinders played a role in a number of Sangamo patents. I’ll have to look further into his work, which — fair warning — may take a while, but I’ll see what I can find out. If you have any more information on his life, and any particularly important patents, inventions, etc. that he contributed to, please email me at mkienzler@msn.com.

      Thanks for the idea.

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