Peter Newell – Illustrator

Peter Sheaf Hersey Newell (March 5, 1862 – January 15, 1924) was an American artist and author who built a sought after reputation in the 1880s and 1890s for his humorous drawings and poems, which appeared in Harper’s Weekly, Harper’s Bazaar, The Saturday Evening Post, Judge, Scribner’s Magazine, and numerous other publications. Newell was born in McDonough County, and attended schools in…

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City of Bushnell

The City of Bushnell was founded in 1854 when the Northern Cross Railroad built a line through the area. Nehemiah Bushnell was the President of the Railroad, and townspeople honored him by naming their community after him. The railroad later became part of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, which continues to operate through Bushnell under…

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Trivia

Click on the questions below to reveal the answer. What U.S. presidents that visited Macomb, IL? Abraham Lincoln (twice) Ulysses S. Grant Andrew Johnson Rutherford B. Hayes William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt Richard Nixon; Barack Obama (numerous times) Macomb was named for whom? General Alexander Macomb decorated general from War of 1812 McDonough County named for…

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