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510 E. Dearborn St., Plano, Illinois

Leon Burson Post 395




A bit of history about the founding of Plano, IL.

Plano was founded on Feb 28, 1853 by Lewis Steward, pioneer settler. 

The city was platted in 1854.  It steadily grew to a city of 2,300 (Around 1954). 

There were five churches serving the community.  Nine industrial plants made it a

bustling little city amidst some of the richest farm land in the state.  Plano is the

birthplace of the harvester, (Commonly known as the "Reaper") the idea being

conceived by C. W. and W. W. Marsh in Plano in 1857.  Subesequently

thousands of Marsh harvesters were manufactured in Plano and used by farmers all

over the United States.


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