hether Old Shawneetown or New, both are filled with history!
Aunt Lizzie Aiken This is an article on the well-remembered Civil War era nurse who served for a time at Shawneetown.
Bank of Illinois The bank as it appeared around the turn of the century as well as a $20 bill from 1839. The big bank structure is the first commercial bank building in Illinois and was built at the cost of $80,000 between 1838 and 1840.
Floods - Shawneetown's Early Levees There's a repeating theme to Shawneetown's levees. They build them. They break. They build them higher. They break again.
1898 Flood - Song Sing along with the lyrics of the "Flood of Shawneetown".
1898 Flood This is the Final Report of the Shawneetown Relief Committee which gives a history of the recovery effort.
1913 Flood - Picture This picture of the west side of Main Street shows the damaged from the flood waters.
1937 Flood - Bob Anderson and the shortwave radio An adventure story of the early days of the flood.
1937 Flood - State Response This article deals with the Illinois public health response to the flood.
1937 Flood - Creation of New Shawneetown Just what it says. This is the WPA version of the history of the removal of Shawneetown to high ground.
John Marshall House The second brick structure built in Shawneetown. This is best remembered as an early home for the Bank of Illinois.
Presbyterian Church of Shawneetown This is from a turn of the 20th Century postcard.
Well Layafette Drank From This is supposedly the well the Revolutionary War hero Lafayette drank from during his visit to Shawneetown in 1826.