Arnold, Lee Ann. Letter, 1933 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Lee Ann Arnold's letter of Aug. 23, 1933, explains the origin of the name of Opdyke, Jefferson County, Ill., as well as characteristics of the town during the Depression.
The original letter is in the possession of George Opdyke, Jr., great-great-grandson of Wilbur F. Opdyke, after whom the town of Opdyke, Ill., is named. Steven Lee Carson gave the Survey a copy in 1966.