A Bridge Perhaps Not Too Far ~

A few little snippets of newspaper clippings have been discovered that demonstrate just how beloved D.D. Collins was by the early Collinsville community . . .

Resolution of Respect

1892

Clipping published in The Edwardsville Intelligencer circa 1892

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Later the same year . . .

Bridge Dedication

1892

Clipping published in The Edwardsville Intelligencer circa 1892

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Map of Cahokia Creek . . .

Below is a map of Madison County from 1892.

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Close-up of 1892 Madison County, Illinois map with arrow of Cahokia Creek. The bridge was built somewhere across Cahokia Creek.

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Thanks to the United States Library of Congress ~ Click link below ~

Library of Congress archive of Robert Hagnauer 1892 Map of Madison County, Ill.

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