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Muncie, Indiana: A Pictorial History

Newspaperman Dick Greene, during his 39 years at the Muncie Star, left behind a legacy of over 10,000 columns and almost 3,000 photographs that documented Muncie, Indiana; “America's hometown.” This hardbound volume, by John Straw, contains 160 pages and over 300 black-and-white photographs. We hope that you will enjoy and treasure this portrayal of “Dick Greene's Neighborhood.”

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Edwardsville: An Illustrated History: Special Edition 2008

by Ellen Nore and Dick Norrish

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From its origins in the Illinois territory in the early 1800s, through statehood, the Civil War, the establishment of Leclaire (early in the 20th Century, the Village of Leclaire was incorporated into the City of Edwardsville), and on into the 21st Century, the journey on which you are about to embark is a walk through Edwardsville history.

The photographs show us the way they were, while the text introduces the people of Edwardsville—their accomplishments, their lifestyles, and the roles they played in history. As you travel through their past, you will gain a new respect for where they came from and a keen understanding on how that effects where they are going as a community.

  • Edwardsville was originally incorporated in 1818, making it the third oldest city in Illinois.
  • A 2010 issue of Family Circle magazine named Edwardsville third of their "Top 10 Best Towns for Families."
  • Five Illinois governors came from Edwardsville including namesake Ninian Edwards, who served as governor from 1826–1830, and Edward Coles, elected in 1822 and a strong opponent of slavery.
  • Future president Abraham Lincoln was in Edwardsville twice, as an attorney in the 1814 courthouse and a speaker outside the 1857 courthouse on September 11, 1858.
  • 225 pages; 800 digitally enhanced photos; hardcover, coffee-table book.