Colon Township Liabrary Built

I May Not Make Much Money     Oliver B. Culver was a very prosperous farmer who lived 2 ½ miles east of Colon. In addition to general farming, he concentrated on melons and berries. He had acres of strawberries … Continue reading

Oliver B. Culver’s Will

From the Union City Newspaper OLIVER B. CULVER’S WILL   The Last Testament of This Wealthy Matteson Farmer is Read Mary and Oliver B. Culver Oliver B. Culver, the wealthy Matteson township farmer who died several weeks ago, was the … Continue reading

Fire Makes Way for Library

Hotel Fire made way for township library     From the Colon Community Historical Society Museum Archives; newspaper clipping, date unknown: “COLON – In the summer of 1912, the Lakeview Hotel – or as many knew it, “Pond Lily House” … Continue reading

Library Dedication

DEDICATION AND JUBILEE   Newspaper clipping from the Archives of The Colon Community Historical Society, dated October 14, 1915: “With Gov. Ferris and Good Weather a Large Crowd Should be in Colon Today Everything is in readiness for a gala … Continue reading

Colon Township Library

It’s my money and I want one like that!   The history of our Township Library starts a few years before it was built with an architectural design that people liked. So far, we have been able to trace it … Continue reading