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Celebrating Our Past: Oct. 24, 2018
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Photo supplied by the Monticello Area Historical Society
Alson W. Stout, 1849–1939, was born in Oneco, Illinois. At 14, he began working at various jobs, including as a Monroe drug store employee, hemp field worker in Missouri, lumberjack, and he even floated railroad tie logs down the Colorado River and worked as a Texas cow-puncher.