A Centennial History of the Villages of Iroquois and Montgomery and the Township of Concord, 1818 to 1918

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Regan printing house, 1918 - Concord Township (Ill.) - 142 pages
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Page 108 - is the hour of fate, And those who follow me reach every state Mortals desire, and conquer every foe Save death; but those who doubt or hesitate, Condemned to failure, penury and woe, Seek me in vain and uselessly implore. I answer not, and I return no more."
Page 108 - Master of human destinies am I; Fame, love and fortune on my footsteps wait. Cities and fields I walk; I penetrate Deserts and seas remote, and passing by Hovel and mart and palace—soon or late— I knock unbidden, once at every gate: If sleeping, wake—if feasting, rise before I turn away—it is the hour of fate, And
Page 127 - At church, with meek and unaffected grace, His looks adorned the venerable place, Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway, And fools who came to scoff remained to pray.
Page 17 - established trading posts forty to fifty miles apart. This 'trail' became the regularly traveled route between Chicago and Danville and points beyond, and was designated on the old maps as 'Hubbard's Trail.
Page 17 - now extended it south from Danville and north to Chicago, thus fully opening Hubbard's Trail from Chicago to a point about one hundred and fifty miles south of Danville.
Page 17 - General Assembly ordered that a State road be located from Vincennes to Chicago, and that mile-stones be placed thereon,
Page 16 - to and from the Indian hunting grounds on pack horses. In this manner the long, tedious and difficult passage through Mud lake into and down the Desplaines river, would be avoided, and the goods taken directly to the Indians at their hunting grounds,
Page 26 - He had no more than got the words out of his mouth
Page 57 - there was not a human being nor a house to be seen
Page 12 - This little girl was to take her place, and was, under my pledge to make her my wife, brought

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