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Around Momence (Images of America) by Kevin McNulty Sr.

By Kevin McNulty Sr.

As evidenced via the ancient list of Burt E. Burrough's e-book entitled stories of an previous Border city and alongside the Kankakee (1925), town of Momence owes its origins to the stream of the Kankakee River via japanese Kankakee County. This assorted tributary associated marshy parts in Indiana to the adjoining fertile fields at the Illinois facet. Momence turned a beacon, supplying investors with the most recent conveniences and a holiday from the frontier. Years later, the ancient Dixie road crossed the river at Momence, assuring a latest period for the town. In her writings of 1983-1984, the good educator and historian Kay Hess printed the neighborhood spirit, entrepreneurial zeal, and celebratory nature of Momence during the many personalities of this rural urban. this present day, as Momence ways its two hundredth yr, vast city sprawl can provide to clean over this ever-changing group and upload to its history.

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