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Carbondale, Illinois, USA

In August 1852, Daniel Harmon Brush, John Asgill Conner and Dr. William Richart bought 360 acres of land along the right-of-way for the Illinois Central Railroad with the intention of founding a new town. The site chosen was conveniently located between Marion and Murphysboro and between proposed railroad stations at Makanda and DeSoto.

The town was platted on November 27, 1852. Not only was the railroad the determining factor in the location of Carbondale, it was to be of great importance in the development of the town and of Southern Illinois. The first train through the town on the main line north from Cairo, on Independence Day, 1854, was the occasion for a community celebration...

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  • News 1889 - FIVE THRASHERS KILLED. TERRIBLE EXPLOSION OF A BOILER HALF A MILE FROM CARBONDALE, ILL.
    Carbondale, Ill., Sept. 10. - The engine of a steam thrashing machine owned by Tiggett and BIggs, exploded Monday, half a mile east of Carbondale,...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Carbondale
    Carbondale, a post-village of Jackson co., Ill., in Carbondale township, on the Illinois Central Railroad, which connects here with the Grand Tower & ...Read MORE...


  • News 1909 - 3 KILLED, 30 OR MORE INJURED. ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRAIN NO. 205 IN A BAD WRECK NEAR OAKLAND CEMETERY SHORTLY BEFORE NOON TODAY. CAUSE OF WRECK UNKNOWN.
    MISS GRACE PERRY, OF CARBONDALE, ONE OF THOSE KILLED - AMONG THOSE SERIOUSLY INJURED ARE J. T. BENTLEY AND ED E. PATTERSON, OF THIS CITY - WORST...Read MORE...


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    United States Post Office
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  • Carbondale, Illinois, USA
    First National Bank Building
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  • 1916
    Carbondale, a banking city of Jackson co., 111., on the Illinois Central R., 57 miles N. of Cairo. It contains the Southern Illinois Normal...Read MORE...


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    Ice Plant, Central Illinois Public Service Company, Carbondale, Ill.
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Ice Plant, Central Illinois Public Service Company, Carbondale, Ill.

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  • News  1889 - FIVE THRASHERS KILLED. TERRIBLE EXPLOSION OF A BOILER HALF A MILE FROM CARBONDALE, ILL.
    Carbondale, Ill., Sept. 10. - The engine of a steam thrashing machine owned by Tiggett and BIggs, exploded Monday, half a mile east of Carbondale,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Carbondale
    Carbondale, a post-village of Jackson co., Ill., in Carbondale township, on the Illinois Central Railroad, which connects here with the Grand Tower & ... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - 3 KILLED, 30 OR MORE INJURED. ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRAIN NO. 205 IN A BAD WRECK NEAR OAKLAND CEMETERY SHORTLY BEFORE NOON TODAY. CAUSE OF WRECK UNKNOWN.
    MISS GRACE PERRY, OF CARBONDALE, ONE OF THOSE KILLED - AMONG THOSE SERIOUSLY INJURED ARE J. T. BENTLEY AND ED E. PATTERSON, OF THIS CITY - WORST... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Carbondale, a banking city of Jackson co., 111., on the Illinois Central R., 57 miles N. of Cairo. It contains the Southern Illinois Normal... Read MORE...

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