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Many pioneers were killed by Indians,
 forcing the pioneers to build a fort for protection.
 The first white man killed in Illinois was James Baird.
James Baird:

Killed by Indians 1815 researched by Rob Byrley
James Baird Killed by Indians
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Kitchell documents.xps






 Lena Kitchell Miller and Madge Miller

Lena Kitchell Miller and Madge Miller

















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Kitchell Sisters,
 Lena and Ola
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History and Documents from the Richard Harvey Kitchell Store, Palestine, Illinois.   
 KitchellStoreDocs.pdf

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  Newspaper submitted by Clare Inboden
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The Wrapper Factory Wrapper Factory
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