Published in The Daily Review, Decatur, IL, on 29 Mar 1898

Farmers in the city yesterday from Oakley and Oreana reported that Coulter's Mill, an old landmark on the Sangamon about twelve miles northeast of this city, was washed away by the high water Sunday night. Sunday afternoon Mr. Coulger had a force of men at work in the mill trying to save some of the grain that it contained. They were driven out and that afternoon there was five feet of water in the mill. News came that the mill had floated away Sunday night. A large number of farmers who had corn cribs in the low lands of the Sangamon in Friends Creek and Oakley townships are said to have suffered heavy losses.

*It is interesting to note that the Dantown bridge over Friends Creek was also washed away, along with a number of other small bridges across the creek.

HOME Township
Macon County

This Page Was Last Updated  Sunday, 21-Jan-2018 11:33:54 EST

Copyright 2011 by Cheryl Rothwell for ILGenWeb

All materials contained on these pages are furnished for the free use of individuals engaged in researching their personal genealogy. Any commercial use or any use for which money is asked or paid for any reason is strictly prohibited.