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 This village is located in Pana Township of Christian County, Illinois was incorporated in 1853
Coordinates:  39°23′14″N 89°4′52″W (39.387136, -89.081186)  *  Elevation = 698 ft
The name "Pana" is derived from the Native American tribe, the Pawnee.
Pawnee became "pani" or "slave" in the French patois or creole that developed in Illinois. This evolved into "Pana

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FROM THE "1911 Images" Collection
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Pana Post Office - 1894
G.C. Butts, Freemen Butts, Ella Hunter & Agnes Haddow
Pana Post Office - 1898
The "Old Schlerbach Building" corner of Second and Locust

Left to Right:  Benton Butts (Clerk), Charles Mosner (Letter Carrier), Lawrence Connor,  Charles Nuller, Gabriel Butts (Postmaster), Ella Hunter (Clerk),
Freeman Butts (Asst. Postmaster) and Owen Crosby (Letter Carrier)

Kitchell Park's Entrance Gate and Schlyer Bridge
This park is one of the few parks listed in the United States National Register of Historic Places.
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Harold & Marilyn Endris home
314 Maple Court
Photo by Millie M.
Gregory & Kelly LeDric home
407 S. Locust Street
Photo by Millie M.

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Built 1924
Photo by Millie M.

Postcards from the past submitted by Chuck Dilley.

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