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In search of the eponymous Brewer, Illinois

Photographic adventures of a young railfan

Glen Brewer

When I was a young boy, and of course typically not very interested in such things, my father mention to me one evening that there was a place in Illinois named for our family. He knew our branch of the Brewer family had pioneered near Danville at a very early date. Father went on to tell me that this place was located somewhere near the north side of Danville along the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad. He didn’t think it was actually a town….  (more)

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