Illinois River Camping Trip

about Summer of 1896 

A number of residents of Ray and vicinity are spending a couple of days in camp near the dredge boat on the Illinois river bottom.  Among those who left early Tuesday morning were Robert Ackman and family, Thomas Ashwood and family, John Ashwood and family, W. D. McCulloch, and family, Frank Stogton, Miss Nettie Burress, Ross Moore, Lewis Welker, H. C. Brusor, Edward Brown, Miss Jennie Boyles, Miss Fannie Montooth, Miss
Jennie Baxter, Miss Lizzie Montooth, Frank Montooth and Warren Montooth. They went well prepared to enjoy the trip, taking tents, etc., with them. They will return Wednesday night. 

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