Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Stivers Springs and a Whipping Post

More information about Stivers Springs as found in the Robinson Constitution by D Foote

May 15, 1879
The several Sunday Schools of the city of Olney will "EXCURZ" to Stiver's medical springs, in Lawrence county, next Saturday

AUGUST 17, 1880

While the diseased and depilated are seeing relief and restoration at many of the watering places of the country. We are advised that they could not do better then to spend two or three weeks at the Stiver's Springs of Lawrence county, Ill. While it is true that these springs have been very extensively advertised, they possess much for healing and relieving the diseased as springs of much more notoriety. The springs are of easy access, and the accommodation for boarding or camping is good. For further particulars address, Moses Stivers, Bridgeport, Ill., Lawrence county.

Reports about earlier events as published in the Robinson Constitution:

Sept 20, 1877
Lawrence county claims the oldest school house in, Illinois, being built 50 years. 

FEBRUARY 13, 1879
Lawrenceville had a whipping post in 1827. Two fellows, James Langley and Levi Rush received fifty lashes each on their bare backs for stealing a horse in 1827.

Feb 18, 1880
St. Francisville. Lawrence County, was first settled January 27, 1710, by a party of Indian traders who went down from Vincennes.

 The Lawrence County Historical Society will hold its monthly program meeting on Monday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the museum in Lawrenceville.  Featured speakers will be Jody Buchanan and Larry Whitmer, who will present a program on the military experiences of Private Jacob Adams at the Battle of Little Bighorn.