Individual Author Record
Name: Dwight ConnellyPen Name: None Genre: Born: 1936 Sites:
Illinois ConnectionConnelly lives in Martinsville, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationConnelly, retired high school and college teacher, is a member of the Clark County Historical Society, the Illinois State Historical Society, and the James Jones Literary Society. In his book Clark County he tells the fascinating story of Clark County with over 200 vintage images.Connelly also edits the monthly MUFON UFO Journal for the Mutual UFO Network.
- World's Best UFO Cases, Bookseller Inc, 2004
- Clark County, Arcadia Publishing, 2009 - written with the Clark County Historical Society
Titles At Your Library
The World's Best UFO Cases
ISBN: 0967779316 Bookseller INC. 2004 The Best UFO Cases. Paperback,
Clark County (Images of America)
ISBN: 0738560251 Arcadia Publishing. 2009 The Wabash River, the National Road, and later the Vandalia Railroad and other rail lines brought settlers and prosperity to Clark County. Communities like Marshall, Martinsville, Casey, Westfield, Darwin, York, and West Union all flourished. The oil boom, which began in 1905, opened one of the most important industries in the county, and a local tank farm and pipeline both operate 100 years later. Farming has always been the main focus for Clark County, smaller grain mills having been replaced by large grain elevators, and the sale of farm equipment and supplies remains a vital business today. Yet Clark County is unique in having hosted a most unusual and successful writers’ colony. Located on the west edge of Marshall, the colony produced numerous published authors, including James Jones of From Here to Eternity fame. In addition, several other Clark County citizens have authored books, and a Casey native was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for newswriting.