Dusty Roads

Articles about Kewanee by Dean Karau

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My Great Grandfather and the Kewanee Boiler Company for KHS

When Was the Potter House Built v2 (1)

Luke Short v.2

Coal Mining Stories from the Early Days of Kewanee

Clarence Spears final

J.J. Pratt and the Kewanee Bank Robbery of 1882

George Randall Parrish’s Western Adventures

Liberty Park – In The Beginning

How the Kewanee YMCA Got Its Start

Kewanee’s Oldest Tree for Dusty Roads

Osage-orange from Illinois Heritage for Dusty Roads

National Anthem Ends Baseball Brawl

Henry G. Little’s Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln

National Speleological Convention Award

Kewanee’s First Schools

Kewanee Athletics

Eudell Lump Watts & Ronald Reagan

Temperance in Early Kewanee

Henry G. Little Wolf Hunt

Wethersfield School Blish Trees – Illinois Heritage

Kewanee Voice – Kewanee’s First Newspaper

George Randall Parrish

Henry Clay Merritt

First Churches of Kewanee – updated 11/10/2022

A C Taylor

Polio v 2

Russell T. Neville – Salts Cave Expedition

Russell T. Neville – Aerial Photography

Margaret C White

Kewanee Private Utilities

Dean De Witt Lewis v.2

Chicago White Stockings v.2

Horace Greeley v.3

Van Coutren Family

Kewanee Golf v.2

Peter’s Pump

Kewanee House History 2

What Kewanee looked like in 1875

Lyman & Lay Article v.2

Kewanee Accordion Band Update

Corn Husking Final

Boss Strike, Part 1

Boss Strike, Part 2

A Brief History of Kewanee Parks

John H. Howe

Billy Papke

The 1942 Kewanee Fire

Junius Sloan Article

Northeast Park

Vera Binks

Andy Lee Collins

Arthur Watts

McKinley Park

Fred Machesney Updated Article 1-16-2022

Russell T. Neville Kewanee’s Caveman v.3

Francis Park Article

The Kewanee Fairground

Florance Norman

History Changes With More Information

The Demise and Rebirth of Windmont Park

Fred Francis

Terminal Park

William Jennings Bryan

1854-2000 Larry Lock Article

Armistice Day

McClure Opera House

Kewanee Mining & Manufacturing Company

West Park

East Park v2

Liberty Park

Lou Reynolds – Illinois Heritage Magazine Article

Leggett Field

Cooper Hoax

Baker Park

Wethersfield Commons

Prairie Chicken Beer

Kewanee Boilermakers Baseball

Eastlawn & Westlawn

Hattie Melaik

Rufus P. Parrish

Henry County Dial

Cooper Hoax

Ralph A. Tenney

Kewanee Street Cars

The Smell of Kewanee

Flag Raising Day

The Potter Brothers

Eliza Agnes Castle Sloan

SS Kewanee

KHS First Baseball Team 1940

Kewanee in the beginning

Early Coal Mining in Kewanee

Kewanee & the Civil War 

Kewanee and Base Ball 

Good’s Furniture 

John Brady and Baseball 

Andersonville Prison 

1954 Centennial

Kewanee and Wethersfield’s First Free High School

When Kewanee Lost It’s Marbles

Fred Machesney Kewanee’s First Pilot

Richard E Carroll – A Black Man’s Journey to Freedom in Illinois

Kewanee’s 1856 Republican Party Convention

James Jones Walworth

1893 Riot in Kewanee

Fred Keller Mammoth Bones

Splendor & Adversity – Wethersfield Colonists

Nelson Lay

Hiram Lay at Pikes Peak

Hamilton Way

1921 Storm

Early Kewanee Churches

Kewanee’s First Black Congregation

Native Americans and Kewanee

Richard Carroll

Lars Johann Larsson

Lincoln Visits Kewanee

St. Francis Hospital

The Great Kewanee Fair

Sans Souci Park

Walworth 1920 Strike

Serbians in Kewanee

William E Haxtun

Michael Uckermark Story

E.E. Baker the Entertainer

100th Anniversary of the 19th Ammendment

Kewanee Street Lights

The Henry Lay Story

Hick Cady (Pinch Hitter for Babe Ruth)

Billy King – Black Theater

X-Ray Fitted Shoes

1840 Election

McCormick Reaper

Brady Saloon

Kewanee Air Dome Outdoor Theater

A Freemason Story

John Howard Wells

Celebrate Kewanee History Day

Henry Gilman Little Article

Wethersfield’s First Church

Kewanee Liquor Riot of 1856

Kewanee’s First Merchant

A Snapshot of Wethersfield in 1841

Sullivan Howard – Master Builder of Wethersfield and Kewanee

Women’s History Month

Kewanee’s Glen Oak Park

Elmo the Milkman

Wethersfield Log Cabins

The Railroad and Wethersfield – Part I

The Railroad and Wethersfield – Part II

Visitation School

Kewanee Public Library

Coffee County

Wethersfield to Wethersfield

Wethersfield Saw and Grist Mills

Wethersfield First Resident Physician

Elbert Pinney Story

Kewanee French Huguenots

Wethersfield and the 1849 Gold Rush

Softball in Kewanee

Hank Aaron in Kewanee

Dean Reuben Karau Article

Religious Bigotry in the Founding of Wethersfield

Wethersfield to Wethersfield

Lou Reynolds

Wethersfield First Dwellings

Wethersfield First Wedding

Kewanee Historical Society

Chautauqua Park

Kewanee Firemen Tournament


How to Keep America Great

Stage Coach Lines

East Lake Park

What Would Kewaneeans Do

John Kilvington

Valerius Anderson

Swedish migration

Isaac Potter

Kewanee Earthquake

Bulanda article

Crystal Lake Park

Billy Sunday in Kewanee

Chain Migration and the Growth of Kewanee

Northeast Park

Red Oak Hollow

Merritt Pond

Windmont Park

Coal Mining in Wethersfield

Bicycles in Kewanee

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