EDN Bi centennial Series, Part 4: 1945 - 2018

1945 – World War II ends

1949 – St. Anthony Hospital Fire

1954 – Vietnam War begins

1957 – Lake Sara Reservoir dedicated

1960 – Vice President Richard Nixon passes through Effingham via train

1971 – G.C. Murphy Company and Eisner’s Supermarket open stores in the Village Square Mall

1975 – Vietnam War ends

1990 – Gulf War begins

2001 – The Cross at the Crossroads dedicated five days after 9/11

2005 – The Cross at the Crossroads Welcome Center dedicated

2006 – Chapel added to The Cross at the Crossroads Welcome Center

2018 – New additions planned for The Cross at the Crossroads grounds