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  Mount Pulaski, Illinois

Annual


*CHRISTMAS  ON  VINEGAR  HILL

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2018 News - Reports - Photos
Andrea Bennett:  Photos

Lincoln Daily News:

Vinegar Hill offers a great day of friends and family shopping   

Christmas on Vinegar Hill offered a day of shopping and eating and fellowship - slideshow

Lots of history at the center of Christmas on Vinegar Hill

Mount Pulaski Courthouse crowd experiences nearly two centuries Christmas past - slideshow

2017 News - Reports - Photos

2017 Christmas On VH Photos

Photos Tina Lowery

2016 News - Reports - Photos

2015 News - Reports - Photos
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2014 News - Reports - Photos

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Lincoln Daily News - Slide Show by Teena Lowery

2014 The Lincoln Courier 

 

2013  Lincoln Daily News    Album 1     Album 2     Album 3

2013  Logan County Herald   photos (by Mike Fak)

2012  Lincoln Daily News    Album 1  |  Album 2  |  Album 3  |  Album 4

Vinegar Hill Photos - 2011 (FACEBOOK)

Vinegar Hill Photos - 2010

Vinegar Hill Photos - 2009

2018 LDN Photos 
   
   
 

Contact 

mpcovh@gmail.com 
P. O. Box 33 
Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548 

"Christmas on Vinegar Hill” is held annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  

 










 





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Wood-turning hobbyist Chick Holmes
selling his wooden bowls & vases

Taylorville couple selling
their hand-crafted items.

*History of “Vinegar Hill”

Prior to the repeal of the eighteenth amendment (prohibition) in 1933,  Mt. Pulaski stayed “wet” longer than the surrounding “dry” towns.  Since Mt. Pulaski had thirteen prosperous saloons and a few bootleggers, the railroads brought customers into town from every direction.  They would come with empty flasks and leave with full ones.  Upon nearing town, the conductor would call out the coded “Vinegar Hill, next stop”.  The muscular local high school boys earned money by helping to load barrels of Mt. Pulaski bootlegger bear & whiskey onto the freight cars at the two train stations - Peoria to Decatur & onward, Chicago to St. Louis & onward.  The two train tracks still exist, but used now for only freight.  Passenger-train service ended in the mid-60's.