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WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

The ISHS’s Illinois bicentennial year project to place a framed,  30"...

WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

The ISHS’s Illinois bicentennial year project to place a framed,  30" x 40" portrait of Abraham Lincoln in all 102 county courthouses is almost finished.
State mineral helped end World War II

State mineral helped end World War...

The Aluminum Ore Company of Rosiclare is shown in the early 1940s.

State mineral helped end World War II

State mineral helped end World War II

The Aluminum Ore Company of Rosiclare is shown in the early 1940s.
The Bates Motel: A case study in the importance of the ordinary

The Bates Motel: A case study in...

Motels offered security and comfort in a domestic style familiar to...

The Bates Motel: A case study in the importance of the ordinary

The Bates Motel: A case study in the importance of the ordinary

Motels offered security and comfort in a domestic style familiar to post-war auto travelers.

 

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12/12/1922

Illinois voters reject a proposal submitted by the Constitutional Convention. It would be almost 50 years before the state would adopt a new Constitution.

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Historical Markers

Since 1934, the Illinois State Historical Society has erected more than 500 historical markers statewide. Subjects of historical significance to Illinois are co-sponsored by local organizations and supporters. The Illinois State Historical Society coordinates the placement and management of historical markers throughout the state.

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Volume 107, Numbers 3-4, Fall-Winter 2014 issue of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

ISHS is pleased to announce the arrival of Volume 107 of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Fall-Winter 2014, the fourth in a series of five Civil War 150th anniversary commemorative issues, this guest-edited by Robert Girardi.

Articles include:
*"Two Slaves in Jacksonville," by Patricia B. Burnette
*"General John Corson Smith and the Early Days of the Fighting 96th Illinois Infantry," by Wayne L. Wolfe and Bruce S. Allardice
*"Colonel Silas D. Baldwin: Guilty or Not Guilty?" by Richard Dexter
*"Was Illinois Governor Richard Yates Intimidated by Copperheads During the Civil War?" by James J. Barnes and Patience P. Barnes
* Colonel Mitchell's Wars: Confederates, Copperheads, and Bushwhackers," by Peter J. Barry
*St. Mary's Goes to War: The Sisters of Holy Cross as Civil War Nurses," by Cindy Intravartolo
*Plus more than 17 book reviews

Individual copies for the double issue are $36 plus shipping and available through the University of Illinois Press. For copies call 866-244-0626.
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