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Colp: 1939

Colp: 1939

January 1939. "Post office. Colp, Williamson County, Illinois." Medium format acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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Population 225 according to the 2010 census. (Maybe down a bit by now.) This berg covers a total area of 0.13 square miles encompassing 103 households.
Post Office digs have improved.

Bloody Williamson

Williamson County has a very interesting and violent history. I recommend "Bloody Williamson: A Chapter in American Lawlessness" by Paul M. Angle. Coal miners, scabs, Pinkertons, farmers, bootleggers, and the Klan made for an explosive mixture.

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