Plattville Circa 1889
Kendall County Record, November 13, 1889
Edited and compiled by Elmer Dickson
A little more paint;
A hall for a lodge;
An outside lamp for the church; and
A telephone for communication with the outside world when it's muddy.
Lightning-rod fiends (traveling lightning rod salesmen); and
A boom (prosperity) with nothing but wind in it.
What we have:
A post office;
A shoe shop;
A school house;
A good school;
Two blacksmith shops;
A doctor; and
A preacher, and many good things too numerous to mention.
What we are going to have:
A meat market;
A new post office;
A Lodge hall; and
More citizens, and we trust a good time generally in all departments of our community life.