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1964 Application for Edwardsville Resident Kenneth Linkeman to Receive State Farmer Degree from the Illinois Assocation of the Future Farmers of America Edwardsville resident Kenneth Linkeman submitted this application in 1964 to receive a State Farmer Degree from the Illinois Association of the Future Farmers of America. At the time of the application, Linkeman was a 17-year-old senior at Edwardsville High School who rented 40 acres of farm land. Prior to the application, he had cultivated corn, soybeans, and wheat, and had attempted to raise pigs though was unsuccessful. Linkeman was the president of the Edwardsville FFA chapter, which had 44 members. The application includes various details about Linkeman's farm, the Edwardsville FFA chapter, and his high school transcript.

This application was scanned as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2019. It was brought to class by Kenneth Linkeman's grandson, Keaton Linkeman.
1964 May 21, 2019
1820 Census of Madison County Manufacturing This is a transcribed copy of the 1820 federal census of Madison County manufacturing. The page this was taken from lists seven Illinois counties; this copy only lists Madison County. It describes four manufacturing establishments in Madison County that manufacture flour, whisky, lumber, and leather, including various details such as number of workers and business profit and expenses. Please note that at the time of the 1820 census, Madison County was much larger than its current boundaries. See Border History of Madison County. 1820 July 12, 2017
Edward Hall Oral History Interview In this oral history interview, Ed Hall describes his career as a butcher and former manager / owner at Edwardsville Quality Meats. He speaks to the changes of downtown Edwardsville, the butcher shop, and the 2017 shift in ownership of Quality Meats. April 19, 2017 May 3, 2017
Percy Heuer Oral History Interview In this oral history, Percy Heuer describes his life in Dorsey as a farmer and worker for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He discusses many experiences in Dorsey from the early 20th century to the 1980s. He also discusses some family history. August 23, 1988 April 25, 2017