• Rev. Scott Carnes

#AbingdonHistory | A Throwback Thursday Game

Updated: Oct 11, 2019


Each week this fall we will play a game on throwback Thursdays. The church will publish a picture from Abingdon's history on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram each Thursday at 7am. All are welcome to comment speculate and discuss these pictures, specifically: the subject of the photo, where it was and when it was. Previous photos will explained, here on this page, each week, below.


If you have a photo you would like to share, please contact Rev. Scott Carnes.


Thursday, October 10 -

This is our #TBT #AbingdonHistory pic. Join the conversation with @AbingdonUMC on facebook, twitter or instagram.



Thursday, October 3 -

This is a view of Main Street in 1918, which is twenty years after the cornerstone was laid for the current United Methodist Church building. The Merchant's Hotel is visible to the right of the trolley. This trolley serviced the People's Traction Company streetcar line from Galesburg to Abingdon.


Thursday, September 26 -

Though this is best known as Hedding College, this is was not Hedding College when this photograph was taken (the guns visible in front are a clue). This is a campus of Roosevelt Military Academy, based in Aledo, IL. It had grew rapidly, and in 1927, against advice of his associates, Col. Terry entered a contract to use the property of the defunct Hedding College in Abingdon, Illinois, as a branch for the senior grades, 10th through 12th and a junior college. In 1929 the school was extended even further with the addition of another branch at Menominee, Michigan. The onset of the depression meant too much financial pressure, and Col. Terry was in trouble.


Thursday, September 19 -

This picture is from the pottery factory. It was found on the Abingdon Illinois Memories facebook group. Credit goes to Loren Peterson who shared this photo that he attributes to 1909.

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