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Elkhart Historical Society

P.O. Box 255

Elkhart, IL   62634


Village of Elkhart Website:
Elkhart Historical Society Web Site:     http://www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org 

Note:  each membership comes with a free copy of our
             2024 calendar celebrating 35 years of the Elkhart Historical Society & their contributions to Elkhart. 
click here --> 2024 Membership Form

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 Elkhart Photos <-- click here
             Above ... Peter Scully (deceased) & daughter with Paul Beaver (deceased)                                                                       
            Michael Scully's (deceased) Oral History
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Current  &  Past  Events  [click on each year, below]

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John D. Gillett, whom the London Gazette dubbed
The Cattle King of the World. Gillett and his grandson Hiram Keays won numerous awards at the Chicago livestock show. For many years in the late 1800's the town of Elkhart was one of the largest shipping points on the C&A (Chicago & Alton) Railroad, due to the large stock raising farms of John Dean Gillett. Noted for importing Durham cattle from Scotland and developing the Shorthorn cattle breed, Gillett shipped over 2,000 head of cattle and 1,000 head of hogs to Europe annually.
The Real Estate Empire of the John Dean Gillett Family of Elkhart, Illinois; the Gillett Great Estate Trial of 1904 at Lincoln, Illinois; and Gillett History to the Present

A Collaborative, Pictorial History Book, Featuring Images of Selected, Rare Sources

Renovation of Veteran Park

Donations to the Veterans Park Fund
are tax deductible & can be sent to
PO Box 20, Elkhart, IL 62634.

To reserve space for a dinner lecture or walk for a group of six or more, you may call 217.947.2238 prior to the reservation date noted on the web site.

 Payment will be accepted early for groups of 6+.  Upon confirmation of the reservation, payment must be received by EHS

within SEVEN DAYS or the reservation confirmation date or the tickets will be released.


Elkhart Historical Society

P.O. Box 255

Elkhart, IL   62634

elkhart.hist.soc@gmail.com Village of Elkhart Website:
Elkhart Historical Society Web Site:  http://www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org

NEW Exploring Tourism in Logan County Web site: www.explorelogancounty.com

  [note:  the autumn photo of the Elkhart Gillett-Cemetery Bridge was submitted by Elkhart photographer, Joshua Rhoades]