By Kevin McNulty Sr.

As evidenced via the ancient checklist of Burt E. Burrough's booklet entitled stories of an outdated Border city and alongside the Kankakee (1925), the town of Momence owes its origins to the stream of the Kankakee River via jap Kankakee County. This diversified tributary associated marshy parts in Indiana to the adjoining fertile fields at the Illinois aspect. Momence grew to become a beacon, offering investors with the newest conveniences and a holiday from the frontier. Years later, the old Dixie road crossed the river at Momence, assuring a contemporary period for the town. In her writings of 1983-1984, the good educator and historian Kay Hess published the group spirit, entrepreneurial zeal, and celebratory nature of Momence in the course of the many personalities of this rural urban. this present day, as Momence techniques its two hundredth yr, large city sprawl provides to scrub over this ever-changing neighborhood and upload to its history.

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