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MATTOON: COLES COUNTY

Mattoon: Baseball, Bagels And Downtown Renaissance

Mattoon’s downtown mural.

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attoon traces its history to the mid-1800s, when railroaders constructed the Terre Haute and Alton Railroad. When word spread that the Illinois Central Railroad was also planning to roll its steam engines through the land that is now Mattoon, settlers began to arrive.

Today, Mattoon continues to grow and flourish, but retains its small town charm. In the last decade, downtown Mattoon has experienced its own renaissance, as the Mattoon Depot has been chosen as the home of the Mattoon Tourism and Art Department, completing a more than 10-year

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2016 Discover Central Illinois  

The premiere Tourism Guide for the Central Illinois Area.

2016 Discover Central Illinois  

The premiere Tourism Guide for the Central Illinois Area.

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