Book on Businesses         LCGHS Roots and Branches           3rd quarter, 2013

LCGHS book project requesting information

     A book project is underway which is inviting participation from the LCGHS membership and anyone aware of former or current businesses in Logan County.  Roseann Coers and Marla Blair are planning a book on Logan County businesses, past and present. Resources are plentiful, but the editors are counting on individuals and families who have personal stories, pictures and information that can contribute to this segment of Logan County history.

        Items of interest might include pictures of buildings and/or owners and personnel, written stories or memories of visiting/shopping in a specific business, news articles which discuss the business or make a public announcement about merchandise, services or staffing and ownership, or advertising material and/or gadgets. We are willing to meet with anyone who wishes to tell a story, but does not wish to or cannot write the material.

  All items will be inventoried and pictures scanned; all contributors will be acknowledged in the publication. An identification number will be assigned for inventory and ownership identification. All items will be stored in a secure location.

     Items or documents may be dropped off at the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society, 114 N.  Chicago, Lincoln. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday evenings, and the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

     Documents may also be emailed to Note the “Book project” in the subject line.

     A contest to name the book will be conducted at a later date. For questions or additional information,

     Please contact Roseann Coers, 217-737-2534, or Marla Blair, 217-732-9875. If necessary, please leave a message about the book project with a name and number. Revenue from the final book sales will benefit new LCGHS projects.