Bureau County, Illinois
edited by H.C. Bradsby, was originally published in
1885. It chronicles the people and events that
helped to shape the history of the area including
early schools and churches, organization of local
government, establishment of the townships, and
more. Also included are biographical sketches of
local residents. An index helps researchers quickly
find persons, places, and events. This hardback 710 page illustrated reprint is available for $50.00,
plus $3.95 shipping. It is one of our most popular
and best selling books.
Sketches of Bureau County, Illinois 1867
by Nehemiah Matson features township plat maps
showing landowners, along with a brief history of
the townships. There are also a few drawing of
notable persons and early Bureau County buildings.
There are two
versions of this book available in reprint.
first is an excellent quality with clear
illustrations, maps, and text. The cost is $20.00,
plus $2.95 shipping.
second is the result of a printing that wasn’t as
good. The illustrations are not as sharp, but
otherwise the book is complete and makes for a good
reference at an affordable price. The cost is
$10.00, plus $2.95 shipping.
Both versions of this hardbound book are 108 pages
and include an index. This is another popular book.
by Nehemiah Matson is another reprint that was
originally published in 1878. It details the life
and times of Chief Shaubena as told by Shaubena
himself in a series of interviews with the author,
Mr. Matson. This hardbound edition is 269 pages and
includes an index of persons, places, and events
that was not available in the original volume. The
cost is $20.00 plus $2.95 shipping.
Never Be As It Was Once: The Private Letters of
Civil War Soldier John Harford”
– From typewritten pages of transcribed letters
from the Dover, Illinois soldier to his family with
names of other local soldiers highlighted and
indexed. From the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi in
1862, to Louisville, Kentucky, in June, 1865,
Harford gives readers a candid and often
entertaining view of one soldier’s everyday life.
The cost is $6.60 plus $1.95 shipping.
- Written and illustrated by local authors, this
book offers a fun way for children to learn about
Bureau County’s history.
$2.00 plus $1.50 shipping.
Princeton Tiles – 6”x 6” tiles
with scenes of Princeton; may be used as trivets or
hung on the wall; inquire about scenes and
Red covered Bridge Prints – 18”x 24” print by
Paul Norton $5.00
Owen Lovejoy Homestead Prints – 18”x 24”
print by Paul Norton $5.00
1870 Princeton Map – 20”x 20” $5.00
Princeton Postcard Book
To be released in late Fall 2010
We’re very pleased to announce that a book of
Princeton postcards, co-authored by the Bureau
County Historical Society and Dave Belden, history
teacher at Minooka High School, will be released in
late fall 2010. It will be printed by Arcadia
Publishing Company which specializes in local
history books and has over 5,000 titles in print.
This book will feature over 200 vintage postcards of
Princeton dating from the early 1900s through the
Postcards – 6 postcards of Princeton
including winter and summer scenes of the Red
Covered Bridge, Lovejoy Homestead, Soldiers and
Sailors Monument, Bureau County Historical Society,
and Matson Public Library
Illinois residents will need to add 7.25% sales tax to all orders.
Click here for
our PDF order form if you are interested in
purchasing any of the items listed above.