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John S. Brown (right of tree) stands in front of his mother’s East Broadway residence, just before the turn of the century. Kingstowne Apartments now occupies that corner.

Monmouth’s wealthy Brown family was not unsinkable

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A 1907 advertisement for Monmouth’s short-lived Dairy Queen Churn Co. Failure of that business was linked to the failure of the First National Bank of Calistoga in California. Harry H. Brown was president of both business concerns.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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