Land rich in game later threatened by farm predators
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Land rich in game later threatened by farm predators

The area that eventually became Adams County had long been rich in game, including big game. Lima Lake, east of Meyer in Lima Township, was drained for farming about 1930.

Atlas shrugged off as thriving Illinois metropolis
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Atlas shrugged off as thriving Illinois metropolis

For all who observed such things, Col. William Ross' proclamation that his town of Atlas would be the star city in Western Illinois was much believed.