Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years

Days Gone By In Staunton

Thursday, March 13, 1975 -- DIPPING INTO OLD MAN MOSES' BUCKET --It may be quite possible a large number of the present residents of Staunton and vicinity are not aware of how this area was settled. It was back in the early 1800's that the first part of the present Macoupin County attracted some hardy pioneers. Although it seems that the history of this particular area is rather meagre, when Illinois was admitted as a state in 1818, Macoupin County was a part of Madison County. However, later that year the state legislature, meeting in the state capital, then located in Vandalia, passed an ace...

 

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