Sunday, June 4, 2017
Some of the Carter Camp houses are at the end of the street I live on, and I never knew any of this until a few weeks ago when a gentleman told me he helped move the houses in. My dad was from the Loudon area and he told me stories about St. Elmo during the oil boom, but I didn't realize how much it affected Altamont. This is an excerpt from "Black Gold: The Loudon Oil Field Story" by Devin Walk at the Altamont, IL History website. Click here for the full article.