The ISHS’s Illinois bicentennial year project to place a framed, 30"...
The Aluminum Ore Company of Rosiclare is shown in the early 1940s.
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Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas appear at Alton for the seventh and final debate as Lincoln challenged Douglas for his Senate seat.
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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.
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.
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.
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