309 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 309 AREA CODE
309-274-2200
CHILLICOTHE, IL
Burco BBS
(1988)
Wildcat
309-295-7742
Macomb, IL
The Underworld
(1985-1988)
The Mole and The SorceressUniversal BBS (UBBS)
"First BBS on WIU Campus! Ran on a cloned Apple ][ with a 2400 baud US Robotics Courier modem, 10 MB external hard drive (about the size of a shoe box)." - Greeny
309-342-0637
GALESBURG, IL
Stork, Stork BBS
(1987-1994)
Rick Lawsha
309-342-5302
GALESBURG, IL
Brandy, BRANDY , BRANDY/Games
(1987-1994)
Kent A. Murphy
309-342-7178
GALESBURG, IL
MAGIE II, NET-WORKS MAGIE
(1982-1983)
309-343-3799
Galesburg, IL
MAGIE, NET-WORKS MAGIE
(1984-1985)
NET-WORKS
309-343-6659
GALESBURG, IL
The Toolbox, Toolbox
(1989-1996)
D. MassingillRBBS
309-346-1134
PEKIN, IL
Charles BBS, Charlie's BBS
(1988-1990)
Charlie Hickey, Charlie Hinkey
309-346-6829
Pekin, Il
Silver Slipper BBS
(1989-2000)
Ed Henry
309-346-7736
PEKIN, IL
Pekin Opus Net 2
(1987)
Carl Frazier
309-346-9455
PEKIN, IL
Access System
(1988)
Carl Frazier
309-347-1268
PEKIN, IL
Space Walker
(1988)
Wildcat
309-347-2187
PEKIN, IL
Info Net Systems, Info-Net Systems, InfoNet Systems, Pekin Opus Net 3
(1987-1994)
Neil Beiersdorf
309-347-5240
PEKIN, IL
Logos BBS, Pekin Area Hub
(1989-1990)
Michael Boykin
309-347-5914
PEKIN, IL
NCC-1701-C BBS
(1989)
Kevin Newell
309-353-4781
PEKIN, IL
Hideaway BBS
(1988)
Dale Hackney
309-353-9161
PEKIN, IL
Pekin Phoenix BBS, Phoenix BBS
(1987-1992)
Mike Christenson, Mike Christianson, Mike Christianson
309-379-2284
STANFORD, IL
Wheels On The Road
(1989)
Wildcat
309-438-3330
BLOOMINGTON, IL
ISU BBS
(1985-1996)
RBBS
309-438-7370
BLOOMINGTON, IL
Illinois State University, ISU BBS,CompSci
(1985-1994)
David Doss, George WarrenRBBS
309-452-8451
BLOOMINGTON, IL
Normal, Ill RBBS RCP/M
(1985)
Chuck Henderson
309-482-0530
ALEXIS, IL
Hacker A
(1989)
Wildcat
309-563-9543
Galesburg, IL
MAGIE, NET-WORKS MAGIE
(1984-1985)
NET-WORKS
309-662-0779
BLOOMINGTON, IL
Logical Shift Left, The Pretzel Board
(1986-1988)
The PretzelAscii Express
309-674-0905
PEORIA, IL
Central IL, M I K E, M I K E BBS, M I K E PEP, MIKE BBS
(1988-1999)
Lee Busby, Dianne Durham
309-674-8111
PEORIA, IL
CBBS Peoria
(1985)
309-677-2075
Peoria, IL
Future Link
(1988-2000)
Murrel RhodesMajorBBS
Some history of this BBS: http://www.a5.com/about/our_history.asp
309-682-4465
PEORIA, IL
The Electronic Post Office
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
309-688-0604
PEORIA, IL
ANARC BBS
(1988-1991)
Kirk Baxter
309-688-5527
PEORIA, IL
Central IL, S P I K E PEP
(1988-1989)
Lee Busby
309-688-9789
PEORIA, IL
Express 1 BBS, THE COMPUTER EXPRESS
(1988-1990)
Bob PauliWildcat
309-691-0938
PEORIA, IL
Runways Other End
(1989)
Dave Hart
309-691-5416
PEORIA, IL
Buzzard's Roost, Central & Southern Il, Central IL, Peoria Opus Net 1, Runways End HST, Runways end OPUS, S P I K E, The Runway's End, The Runways End BBS
(1987-1995)
Dave Hart, Lee Busby, David G Hart
309-692-5461
PEORIA, IL
Peoria Opus Net 2
(1987-1988)
Steve Deckert
309-692-6502
PEORIA, IL
ABBS Peoria
(1982-1984)
309-694-7725
PEORIA, IL
Central IL, EPE On-Line, EPE Online
(1988-1999)
Quentin SmithWildcat
309-697-1011
Bellevue, IL
BearWhiz, BearWhiz BBS
(1989-1999)
Denene GallionSearchlight Software
"Multi-Line BBS (the other number was (309)697-9523 ) Without John Smith of the PC Connection BBS BearWhiz would never have been 'born'. He was my mentor in getting it all started. Special thanks to John!" Denene Gallion
309-697-2431
Peoria, IL
ABBS
(1981)
Greg SmithABBS
309-698-3254
East Peoria, Il
Range World Online Insanity And Information Service
(1985-1993)
Range & his co-SySauce, CloseappleRenegade
"Range World was dedicated to freedom of speech and information. The majority of its file section was dedicated to textfiles of all kinds, from anarchy to collections of recipes." - Range
309-698-4837
PEORIA, IL
Proteus Network
(1989)
Dave Burleson
309-755-4006
East Moline, IL
HookNet
(1986-1993)
Terry TharpForumST
"Began on an Atari 1040ST w/4mb RAM, 2x65mb SCSI HD's Lotsa doors, 2 Lines, Later moved to Champaign, IL (HookNet II) then to Moline, IL (HookNet III+ (ForumPC/PCBoard on 386DX33)) FIDO'd all the way!" - Iron Chicken
309-755-6684
EAST MOLINE, IL
Dementia
(1987)
GBBS Pro
309-755-8274
EAST MOLINE, IL
MouseCapades
(1988)
Red Ryder Host
309-755-9840
EAST MOLINE, IL
Barney's
(1989)
309-762-0140
MOLINE, IL
Pass It On
(1989-1994)
Terry Braden
309-762-5273
MOLINE, IL
Derby Connx
(1987-1989)
A. Derbyshire
309-764-2025
MOLINE, IL
Quad Cities PCBoard
(1989-1994)
Alan Thomas, Alan L. ThomasPCBoard
309-788-9811
ROCK ISLAND, IL
Genealogy WorkSh, Genealogy Workshop, Geneology Workshop, The Genealogy Workshop
(1989-2000)
Bill Frederickson
309-792-2543
EAST MOLINE, IL
PHOENIX, PHOENIX BBS, Phoenix RBBS, Phoenix,astron, The Phoenix
(1988-1996)
Ron BryantRBBS
309-794-0289
ROCK ISLAND, IL
Boondocks, FIDO #89 Boondocks
(1984-1985)
Jonathan SmithFidoNet
309-797-6191
MOLINE, IL
Dragon's Egg
(1988)
Wildcat
309-797-8160
MOLINE, IL
Gallifrey Alt., Gallifrey Alternative
(1987-1988)
Forum
309-833-4368
MACOMB, IL
Phoenix BBS
(1989-1991)
RaneshMukherjeeWildcat
309-944-5455
GENESEO, IL
Geneseo, Ill, RCP/M Geneseo
(1982-1983)
37 Sysops currently listed.
54 BBSes Listed.