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Nice gun, you got there Ken Ken picked up a WWII US 57mm M1 antitank gun and a friend of his picked up a WWII US 3 Inch antitank gun. The guns came from northern Illinois. Ken said it took eight months to do the paperwork. Both guns had been in a fire. Ken's 57ram M1 antitank gun will take a long time to clean up, but the gun is very complete. Ken's a former Mt. Pulaskian and has been collecting such memorabilia for several years. You might recall the article about his mortar he "brought home" and fired on the family farm. That was quite an afternoon. Dor~ne Smith brought this very impressive clock by the paper for what Dorene called, "show & tell". The wall clock is large - probably 3' tall and 20" wide. As you can see, it is made up of all of the Illinois counties. Each county is to its proper scale size and each county is precisely cut o its cor- rect boundary. To highlight the map, the wood used for each county varies. Dorene said the young man that made the map for her enjoys doing all types of work such as this as a hobby. The creator of the map, Tim Runyan, is from Washington, West Virginia where he is employed as a hotwire electrician, o Must say, that was one heck of a puzzle to put together. Times Photo 2011 Meetings Mt. Pulaski 175~ Celebration meetings are the first and third Saturdays of each month at the Mt. Pulaski VFW Hall, South Side of the Square. Next meeting is April 17 at 9Am. First meeting in May is May I at 9Am. Mt. Pulaski 175th Anniversary Historical Sketches #2 in a series By Phil Bertoni in Sangamon County in Decem- ber of 1831. Soon afterward, Barton moved to the town of Springfield where he continued his medical practice. George W. Turley was born in 1798 near Mount Sterling, Ken- tucky. His father had been a soldier in the fight for Ameri- ca's Independence against the British during the Revolution- ary War. After the war, his father had been awarded a land grant and moved his family to Kentucky. In 1824, George W. moved with his father and family to Sangamon County. George W. became Justice of the Peace from the beginning of the cre- ation of Logan County in 1839 to the time of his death on Feb- ruary 28, 1865. He actually served in this office in Sangamon County prior to 1839, as well as teaching school for a time. He was the local authority on legal matters for the early settlers before lawyers began to trickle into the Logan County area. rises 65 feet above the level at the bottom of the hill. This high- est point where the courthouse stands is 703 feet above sea level. Jabez and Barton stopped in the Lake Fork area to invite George Turley into their new venture. Jabez Capp was Springfield's first regular shoemaker who. with his first wife [Prudence Stafford] and family lived near the log-cabin courthouse, the first county seat of Sangamon County, which was near the north side of Jefferson Street between First and Second, where he had located his shop and store. Jabez disposed of his own valuable property in Springfield before moving to Mt..Pulaski, includ- ing two significant Springfield landmarks: the property upon which the present state capitol is located, which he traded for a cook stove, and the lot on the public square, which he traded for a' side-saddle! This land involved Jabez in a lawsuit and Abraham Lincoln was his attor- ney. Jabez was from a large Eng- lish family, born on Sept. 9. 1796, in London. England. Charles. his father, was a clothier. He tai- lored for government and Roy- alty officials. Upon his retire- ment. he handed over this busi- ness to his son. Thomas (younger brother of Jabez), who eventu- ally retired a multi-millionaire. The London Thomas house is now a hotel, with TC etched in stone above a doorway. This tailor business was in Westmin- ster on a street named "Thread- needle". Eventually, all but one of Jabez's brothers and sisters. along with his mother following her husband's passing, moved to America and settled in central Illinois. Dr. Barton Robinson was born in 1819 in New Malton, York- shire. England. He graduated from a medical school in London. Shortly thereafter, he came to America, joining his brother, James T., at Buffalo Hart Grove It was immediately obvious to Jabez Capps and his friend. Dr. Barton Robinson, that during the heavy rains, this new town (Mt. Pulaski) would not become the muddy, smelly and mosquito- ridden bog that occurred in their present town of Spring- field. The township of Mount Pulaski extends 10 miles north and south, and 8 miles east and west - 60 square miles in area. The highest point on the hill Relay for Life The American Cancer Society Relay for Life event begins June 18 at noon with the set-up of campsites. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Logan County begins at 6Pm with the Opening Ceremony and the Cancer Survivor's Victory Lap. Teams begin walking after the Cancer Survivor's Victory Lap and continue throughout the event. At dusk. a candlelight Luminaria Ceremony is held to honor cancer survivors and to remember those who lost the battle against cancer. This cere- mony is open to the public and attendees do not have to be on a Relay team to enjoy this part of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The teams participating in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life are critical to the suc- cess of the event, as they are the ones raising money for the American Cancer Society. Since this is a donation event, we are encouraging each team member to raise a minimum of $100 from donors before the event, Incen- tive prizes may be awarded to those teams and/or individuals raising more money. The fund- raising goal for the 2010 Amer- ican Cancer Society Relay for Life of Logan County is $90,000. We will be counting the dona- tions before the event and at the Relay and we are confident that we will be able to raise our goal with your support! For information or Katie Champion 217-523-4503 18 tft t~ tmmt Jl -R