The fire that reshaped Main Street in Palestine

Palestine, one of the oldest communities in Illinois, has a rich history dating back to its beginning. Its history and people show why the slogan for the village of Palestine is Pioneers Strong.

Posted 7/3/20

When Jean LaMotte first saw the promising land in 1678, it reminded the French explorer of the Biblical land of milk and honey.

The village of Palestine turned into a bustling town full of …

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