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Studying past lives in Grayslake Cemetery

Studying past lives in Grayslake...

Raquel Harris's 5th graders used information from headstones to delve...

Studying past lives in Grayslake Cemetery

Studying past lives in Grayslake Cemetery

Raquel Harris's 5th graders used information from headstones to delve into the history of their community.
From origins in a small Robinson confectionary to mass production

From origins in a small Robinson...

Heath toffee bars satisfied WW II soldiers in the field and are still...

From origins in a small Robinson confectionary to mass production

From origins in a small Robinson confectionary to mass production

Heath toffee bars satisfied WW II soldiers in the field and are still made today, thanks to their demand.
Waiting for Johnny Appleseed Trees at the Strawbridge Shepherd House

Waiting for Johnny Appleseed Trees...

October 4th found several anxious recipients of Johnny Appleseed trees...

Waiting for Johnny Appleseed Trees at the Strawbridge Shepherd House

Waiting for Johnny Appleseed Trees at the Strawbridge Shepherd House

October 4th found several anxious recipients of Johnny Appleseed trees waiting for the delivery to arrive some two hours behind schedule.  Patient tree patrons were rewarded!

 

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4/21/1848

Illinois & Michigan Canal opens from Ottawa to Chicago.

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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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January - February 2016

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January - February 2016

This issue of Illinois Heritage has much to offer our loyal readers: A profile of John Wood, Illinois' 12th governor and the founder of Quincy; a history of the Mormon Template in Nauvoo and what archaeologists have recently discovered on the site; a Collinsville landmark that roadside travelers relish; and the story of the Fansteel sit-down strike and how it changed labor relations in the nation. Thanks to our several contributors for making this issue possible. Of course we have included the latest Society news, announcements, programs, tours, and historical marker dedications around the state.

It's all good reading in Illinois Heritage. I suggest a warm cup of cider, a mug of hot chocolate, or your favorite winter beverage to begin your adventure in Illinois history.

William Furry
Executive Director

Table of Contents

Departments

  • To our readers
  • President's message
  • ISHS news
  • From the archives
  • Obituary: Larry Allen Douglas
  • The honor roll

Features

  • Roadside Attraction: Collinsville's catsup bottle gets a new owner
  • John Wood: 12th Governor of Illinois (free article)
  • 18 Illinois Women Artists, Part 24: Marguerite Kurtz Hohenberg
  • The template rises: Refocusing on the centerpiece of Historical Nauvoo (free article)
  • Keeping death at bay: Illinois Civil War colders' letter extracts about hospitals and medicine
  • Landmarks in labor history: Waukegan Fansteel sit-down strike and the end of industrial militarism (free article)

Reviews

  • Book: Greylord redux
    Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust
  • Book: Drink to the foam
    The U.S. Navy: A Concise History
  • Film: Blood and snow
    The Hateful Eight
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