WW II Arch (only temporary) on Courthouse lawn 1918. From Livingston County in the World War
Homecoming Parade 1918 Downtown Pontiac .From Livingston County in the World War
Livingston County Sanitorium-today is Dept. of Human Resources
Livingston County Sesquecentennial Plate
Entrance to South Side Cemetery
Pontiac Mill Street-Mill and dam
On old Route 66
"Livingston Manor is one of the oldest continued establishments in the County. The records began in 1859. Farm land was purchased to house the 'poor and unfortunate pauper' residents of the County in need of physical help or a home. Thus, the nick-name Poor Farm, County Farm, etc.
"This was the only area 'hospital' until St. James [Hospital] was built. There are records of entire families being admitted. Children were born here.
"Many buildings came and went until the pictured home [3-story red brick] which stood until 1970."
Daily Leader Photo
Court House Today
Livingston County Reformatory built @1871 - condemmed in 1909 but used until 1967 and torn down in 1969
The Mill Street Dam
Illinois State Reformatory
Boat Lalnding, Chautauqua Park
Livingston County Centennial Court 1937
From The Blade July 30, 1987
From left Helen Dice of Newton; Genevieve Fienhold, Rooks Creek; Helen Brown, Esmen; Alice Otto, Pike; June Fielding, Chatsworth; Orilda Wilcox, Nebraska; Queen, Mildred Orndorff, Pontiac; Geraldine Morrison, Eppards Point; Charlotte Gruber, Belle Prairie; Bette Sterrenberg, Charlotte; Marie Mann, Owego; Margaret Lannon, Saunemin; Dorothy Kent, Waldo.
Livingston County Court House
Taken between 1880 and 1901
From the Library of Congress
This photo and the following 3 are of new historical plaques erected in 2009 in Pontiac. It concerns an historical legal case, fought between Lincoln and Douglas there, and involving one of my ancestors, William Popejoy.
Read further here: LINCOLN WINS HIS CASE ( http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=29676 ) and RIVER BANK DEBATE ( http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=29689
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