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1918Due to the quarantine in Fairbury for scarlet fever, the Jefferson County Republican convention was advertised to be in Jansen. There had been three deaths in Fairbury from the epidemic, one a baby six days old.1927The Fairbury Gas Co., of which Ben G. Dawson was manager, was sold to an Iowa firm. It had made and sold artificial gas, used primarily for cooking, since 1908.A half-acre of strawberries of the Clark McCurdy farm near Steele City brought in $300.Wheat combines were first used in Jefferson County. According to the late J.L. London, at that time an implement dealer in Fairbury, the first users were Joe Brown, Fred Bussing and E...


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