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NEW BURNSIDE, IL- 8/23/06

NEW BURNSIDE, ILLINOIS

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(Click here for a tour of the TUNNEL HILL STATE BICYCLE TRAIL)

HISTORY OF NEW BURNSIDE

The town was named for Civil War General Ambrose Burnside who encouraged the construction of the Cairo-Vincennes Railroad to transport coal from southern Illinois mines.  New Burnside was a home to over 1200 people by 1876.  Over the years, as its mine and the railroad declined, the population decreased.  The town of New Burnside isn't the only thing named after Ambrose Burnside.  The way the general wore his whiskers has given us the word burnsides, or sideburns.

NEW BURNSIDE

DOWNTOWN NEW BURNSIDE

New Burnside Post Office New Burnside Fire & Rescue New Burnside City Hall Abandoned School Building

CHURCHES IN NEW BURNSIDE

First United Methodist Church
New Burnside Community Church New Burnside Missionary Baptist Church

PARKS IN NEW BURNSIDE

Access and parking for Tunnel Hill State Trail

SIGNS OF THE TIMES IN NEW BURNSIDE

The Flying Cross Motorcycle Helicopter Daredevil
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