Ray E. Wakeley


This is Area Services bulletin no. 2 in the series "Human and Community Resources of Southern Illinois," published in the early 1960s. This report was published in 1962 by Southern Illinois University's Division of Area Services and authored by Dr. Ray E. Wakeley. The series was published as a means to assist the economic, social, and cultural development of southern Illinois. This report explores the growth and decline of towns and cities in the southernmost 31 counties of Illinois, with facts of the population conditions as they apply to the population centers.