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Graveyards of Carlock

Democratic and Republican Cemeteries of Carlock: Two Shafts
Marble obelisks.
Abraham W. Carlock was involved in another matter, more celestial than political. On the night of 13 November 1833, a spectacular meteor shower awed residents of central Illinois. Carlock later described the event to a historian, Etzuard Duis: "this phenomenon alarmed the superstitious, as such things always do, and many people thought the millennium was surely at hand."1
1. Early settlers witnessed 'The Night the Stars Fell' (Bill Kemp, McLean County Museum of History)

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