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Historical Marker:

Carl Sandburg Birthplace


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Location:
The marker is located in Galesburg at 331 East Third Street, which is just east of the Railroad Yards and west of Seminary Street.
Latitude:
40.9361
Longitude:
-90.3658
Dedication Date:
01/01/1972
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Carl Sandburg, poet and historian, was born in this modest three-room cottage on January 6, 1878. He was the son of a Swedish immigrant railroad worker. Carl attended Lombard college in Galesburg, and his first poetry was published in this town. He later became a journalist and prolific author. His Complete Poems and a biography, Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, won Pulitzer prizes. He also wrote a novel, an autobiography, children's stories, and folksongs. After his death in 1967, his ashes were buried beneath Remembrance Rock behind his birthplace.
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