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    SHERMANVILLE

    Town of Shermanville would be about 136
    years old now.

    Shermanville started out for me as a search
    for a very small cemetery, (Channahon Grave
    Yard some called it), found out that what
    was left of it was paved over for a highway and
    no trace exists. Buried in this plot were some
    of the residents of the two generally forgotten
    villages of Kankakee City and Shermanville.

    Wanted to find the site of Shermanville.
    Locating the site and perhaps being able to bring out
    one artifact from where the town stood became a goal.

    Not to be. I know about the town, the general store,
    post office, some of the folk who lived there, its commerce,
    but I have not been able to locate it. And the best anyone
    can say is that it stood somewhere near the big bend near
    where the Illinois River and Kankakee River join.

    It was a very small town, like many, it came into being
    and melted away ALMOST forgotten.

    And that folks is the story of why Shermanville would
    be about 136 years old, and why I use the tag
    SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS.


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    all have a good un.........
    SHERMANVILLE ILLINOIS









    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    Sherm, you don't look a day over 130, I swear!

    Good history read. There are hundreds if not thousands of those little towns all across the country that time just swallowed up.
    "The only two things you can truly depend upon are gravity and greed."

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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    Cool story Shermanville.

    I hope one day you find it.

    Jeff

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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    Nice mug SI
    Happy B-day Shermanville, Illinois!!!!

    Smiles!
    BDoo
    "I'm a finder, not a loser!"

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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    Hey Sherm! Great to see ya!

    Keep looking...you'll find it.

    Nana

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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    Sherm, glad to see you. 8) I know u must be close--Welcome and HH!

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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    Great post, Sherm— and great that you're keeping the history of that town alive. Sounds a lot like one, now long gone, not far from where I grew up. Used to be near the Arkansas River... a little too near, as it turned out. Now half of it's under the river, and the rest is under soybeans and mud.


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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    Nice to see you, Shermanville, and hope your namesake turns up soon.

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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    Sherm,

    Nice story, we have some of those lost towns here.

    Great pic of ya!!

    RR






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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    its great to be able to put a face with the posts! its a pleasure to know ya!
    GTI 2500/ACE 250

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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    Knowing you Sherm..well sort of...You'll find it and the artifact's as well.Good luck in the future and GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!Good seeing you Sherm..HH!!

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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    Great Pic Sherm and love that story.
    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    That's a great picture, Sherm. I'm so glad to meet ya.

    Thanks for the synopsis of Shermanville, IL. That's very interesting. Good luck in your search.

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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    sherm sporting the"BIG PAUL" burns and stash
    All animals are equal, but some are more equal then others. -George Orwell

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    Re: SHERMANVILLE 136

    Great pic, Sherm ... good to get a face with the name. I know what you mean about the lost towns. I do a lot of grave hunting myself here in my neck of the woods. Old maps pinpoint the old places, but once you get there, there's a big cotton field or pea patch. Keep looking!

    Noodle
    Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer "am I worth dying for?" - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 
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