We are Honored to have received the

Delta Award

from the

Friends of the Morris Library


Southern Illinois University

for the publication of

A Gazetteer of Johnson County, Illinois


The authors were at the Morris Library at

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

on November 16th to receive the Delta Award.

Thank you for making this a great event!

Welcome Poster

The authors receiving the Delta Award


M. D. Hutchison speaking on the Natural Areas of Johnson County.

One of the slides during the Power Point Presentation.

J. L. Ashby speaking about the process of creating the Gazetteer.

Following the presentation, book sales were brisk.

Max and Joe were busy signing books.

The Friends of the Morris Library gave us a wonderful reception.

We finally had a few minutes to talk with old friends.

Dr. Billy Joe Fairless’ daughter getting her book signed.

Max and Joe relaxing following the reception.

Jack White (left) discussing the Gazetteer.  Jack was a tremendous help in editing the Gazetteer.

Gary Hacker and his wife Janet have been a great source of encouragement in the creation of this Gazetteer.

Debbie, Joe, daughter Jennifer, Max and Sharon

Max and Sharon with their children, Rachel, Donald and Beth.

Noah and Jim Haney bringing in more books!

Max talking with Jack White, whose friendship spans over a half century.

As things slowed, we were congratulated by Delta Award Chair, Judy Travelstead.


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