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'Jim Town' exhibit opening
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MONTICELLO - The Monticello Area Historical Society will be unveiling their new exhibit "Jim Town" at the museum on May 2. This exhibit will feature commerce that developed in Monticello when the Illinois Central and the Milwaukee Road railroads passed by the village beginning in the 1880's. This center of commerce became known as Jim Town.To help celebrate this exhibit opening, the MAHS is sponsoring a Civil War Living History Encampment on May 2-3, located at the north end of the village across from the fire station.