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Edwardsville,Illinois

If you are searching for a Promotional Products Dealer in or around Edwardsville,Illinois we would love to talk to you. We are located in the Metro East and are able to meet, either in person or over the phone to discuss your promotional product options. We have designed hundrends of promotional products in the last five years and several of them are located in Edwardsville,Illinois. We offer custom promotional product to theEdwardsville,Illinois area. Unlike typical promotional product dealers we do not use templates. We have a unique promotional product process that we utilize to find out what you like and don' tike. Contact Us Today, since you are located in Edwardsville,Illinoiswe are close enough for you to meet at our office or we can meet at yours. We look forward to talking to you.

Edwardsville, Illinois is the third oldest town in the state. Settlers from Europe who were headed westward ran into Native Americans and were prevented from traveling any further west. Thomas Kirkpatrick, a settler from North Carolina, built a cabin on a bluff overlooking Cahokia Creek in 1805. This would be on the north side of Edwardsville today. The Kirkpatrick family homestead was successful and word spread that this was a good place to live.

By 1809, many settlers had joined the Kirkpatrick family and a village was formed. Two of those settlers were Benjamin Stephenson and Ninjan Edwards from Kentucky. Stephenson was appointed Sheriff and became a Colonel during the War of 1812. He later served as congressional representative for Illinois.

After Edwards named the Kirkpatrick home the seat of justice for Madison County, Kirkpatrick returned the favor and named the town after Edwards. The Madison County Courthouse is still in Edwardsville where it was built in 1915.

Edwards became Governor of Illinois and together with Stephenson, they built stately Federal-style brick homes in the town with his name. Today, the home of Colonel Benjamin Stephenson has been restored in Edwardsville and can be seen by visitors to the area.

Edwardsville, Illinois continued to grow throughout the rest of the 1800’s. The area of land called the “land of Goshen” south of Edwardsville held a road that ran from Shawneetown on the Ohio River all the way to Madison County. This road encouraged growth in the area. By 1865, at the end of the Civil War, the town of Edwardsville had grown to two thousand people. Edwardsville had a courthouse, beer breweries, a steam furniture factory and its own newspaper.

Not long before the turn of the century, N.O. Nelson opened a factory in Edwardsville. This was not just any factory, but one inspired by new economic philosophies regarding profit sharing. Nelson’s factory was a modern manufacturing facility and he even provided homes for the employees. The project in Edwardsville was called Leclaire in honor of a French pioneer of profit-sharing. Nelson built his facility on one hundred fifty acres on the southeast side of Edwardsville. The factory made plumbing fixtures and toilets and was a model of efficiency and working conditions.

Edwardsville, Illinois continued to prosper well into the twentieth century. In 1923, the Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce was founded. Route 66, the most famous of highways, went right through Edwardsville on its way from Chicago to Los Angeles. The population continued to grow while more and more businesses opened in the community. Due to the demand for educated employees, the Edwardsville Chamber of Commerce initiated the creation of the Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

Besides the University, the residents of Edwardsville also enjoy the Wildey Theater. This old opera house was renovated and reopened as a site for movies and performing arts. With seating for over three hundred and state of the art technical capabilities, the space also serves as a conference hall for special events.

 
 
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