History

Fairbury Echoes Museum – This museum contains a lot of Fairbury History. Go Visit! We think you will enjoy the trip!

Dale Maley, local historian’s, “History Talks” about Fairbury:

Background and how Dale became interested in Fairbury history
How the city of Fairbury, Illinois was founded in 1857
Sources for historical researchers, and the process of uncovering the past
Fairbury’s most nationally famous citizens
Fairbury and the coal mines
Fairbury and the railroads
Murders committed in Fairbury, Illinois
Fairbury book authors
Fairbury war stories
U.S. Patents issued to Fairbury citizens
Fairbury and the 1893 Columbian Exposition
The early rivalry between Fairbury and Pontiac boys
Fairbury and the Indians
Dominy Memorial Library
Fairbury Echoes Museum
A historical visit to Fairbury
Fairbury area ghosts towns
Discovery of old Fairbury maps
Health conditions faced by the early Fairbury settlers
Early Fairbury inventor Joseph Slagel
The Shedd Aquarium’s connection to Fairbury
Historic mural project in Fairbury
Restoring the Occident Flour Sign in Fairbury.
Fairbury Coal Mining Book
New Biography of William T. Stackpole
Restoration of Swing Steidinger sign
Jail Cell & Upcoming Marsh Park Improvements
Marsh Park Update
The Successful Quest to Return William Stackpole’s 146 year-old book to Fairbury
Early Fairbury and Livingston County History
Transcribing William T. Stackpole’s 1849 California Gold Rush Diary
Fairbury, Illinois from Prehistoric Times to Modern Times
Fairbury in the World Wars
Fairbury and the Civil War
1885 Fairbury Map and 1863 Civil War Murals
Restoration of the Archer House Sign

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