Costco to Host Book Signing for Local Hampshire Authors

Jeanie Mayer and Denise Moran will be available to sign copies of pictorial history
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Aug. 6, 2013 - PRLog -- Originally known as Henpeck, the village of Hampshire began when Zenas Allen of Vermont became its first settler in 1836. From 1837 to 1845, Henpeck existed along the Chicago-Galena Stagecoach Trail at Old State (Route 20), Big Timber and Brier Hill Roads.

Hampshire Township was organized in 1845 and the village’s name was changed to Hampshire. In 1876, the village relocated so that it could be along the Chicago-Pacific Railroad line. Hampshire was officially incorporated that same year with Samuel Rowell as its first village president. In 1893, the farming community grew to become the second largest milk-producing and shipping station in Illinois.

Residents have served in the US military since the Civil War. During World War II, Hampshire was chosen as the site for a prisoner of war camp for 250 German soldiers who worked at the Inderrieden Canning Company. In 1994, the village annexed north to the I-90/US 20 interchange, which included the community’s original Henpeck area.

Images of America: Hampshire takes a look at this unique history by showcasing vintage images of the area.  By allowing readers to glimpse the past, the book strives to create better understanding of Hampshire’s modern identity.

Join the authors for a signing:
Where:  Costco
250 N. Randall Rd., Lake in the Hills IL 60156
When:  Saturday, August 24th, 2013; 11:00 a.m. —2:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.  

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?
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