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The Origin of the National Memorial Day

The Origin of the National Memorial...

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, as Commander-in-Chief of the...

The Origin of the National Memorial Day

The Origin of the National Memorial Day

On May 5, 1868, General John A. Logan, as Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), issued General Order No. 11 designating May 30 “for the purpose of strewing with flowers or...
Foundations of Faith

Foundations of Faith

ISHS hosts sesquicentennial house of worship luncheon

Foundations of Faith

Foundations of Faith

ISHS hosts sesquicentennial house of worship luncheon
Remember the Ladies

Remember the Ladies

More than 50 Illinois towns were named for women--now mostly forgotten

Remember the Ladies

Remember the Ladies

More than 50 Illinois towns were named for women--now mostly forgotten

 

Today in history

7/19/1952

Governor Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois is nominated for President at the Chicago Democratic National Convention, with John J. Sparkman of Alabama running for Vice-President.

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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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Do you have an exciting local history news story or an event that you would like to share? Use this form to submit it and after a quick review it will be added to our news roll or events calendar. There is even a special category for Bicentennial events. The goal is to add news and events from all over the state to celebrate Illinois’ rich history. Get involved and get the word out about news and events in your area.

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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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