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Sailor Springs Development and Improvement Company records

 Collection — Box: 75
Identifier: MS-SC1319

Scope and Contents

Includes treasurer's book, 1919-1941; corporation reports, 1922-1928; notices of stockholders meetings; capital stock return, 1922-1928; annual report to State of Illinois, 1919-1941. Financial statements, bank books and correspondence. Papers regarding property lease from SSDIC to the Gulf Refining Company. Papers re: lawsuit of Marion Drake against SSDIC, 1939.


  • Created: 1918 - 1941


Biographical / Historical

Sailor Springs, Illinois was founded in an area with natural hot springs and in 1878 the waters were opened up to the public and hotels and health spas were built to accommodate those seeking the springs believed healing qualities. Over the years the spa business shrank and the Development and Improvement Company was founded to help the town grow. Dr. A.M. Sparling was the president of the organization, 1918-1941.


2 folder (1 linear inch (.084 linear feet)) : Approximately 100 items

Language of Materials