Cooksville, Illinois, in the late 1800s
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This photo shows the business section of Cooksville in 1885. Cooksville was typical of the new towns that were founded when railroads came to eastern Illinois. This 1885 view shows unpaved streets and false store fronts. How we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History 15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems
|McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|McLean County, Illinois|
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