Reprint of Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County, Volume II, published by Munsell Publishing Company of Chicago. The Tazewell history was edited by Ben C. Allensworth.
Volume II reprint sponsored & indexed by Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society (Volume I only contained history for the entire state of Illinois and was not reprinted to minimize cost).
Topics include the Location & Area of Tazewell County, Explorations of La Salle, Native Americans, Stories of Early Settlers, Township Organization, Political History, Old Settlers’ Association, Educational History & Public School System, County & City Fairs, Military History, Civil War History, Notable Criminal Events, Calamitous Events, Township Histories, Cities & Villages, Railway History, History of Early Newspapers, Banks & Banking, Early & Modern Methods of Farming, Population of Townships, Cities & Villages; Statistics of Births, Marriages, Deaths; Notable Incidents in Local History, History of the City of Pekin, Trading & Commerce, Early School Houses of Pekin, Social Organizations, The Pekin Public Library, Public Utilities & Parks, Pekin’s Pioneer Manufacturing Enterprises, McKinley Memorial Day, General Items of Local History, and Biographical sketches of Tazewell County Citizens. 515 pages with added 62 page index.