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A Johnny Appleseed Tree for McLean County

A Johnny Appleseed Tree for McLean...

Jeff Woodard and Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History...

A Johnny Appleseed Tree for McLean County

A Johnny Appleseed Tree for McLean County

Jeff Woodard and Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History plant their apple tree in Bloomington.
Frank Zajicek family farm on the west side of the Old Troy Road

Frank Zajicek family farm on the...

Members of the Zajicek family gather around the farmstead in the...

Frank Zajicek family farm on the west side of the Old Troy Road

Frank Zajicek family farm on the west side of the Old Troy Road

Members of the Zajicek family gather around the farmstead in the middle of a busy work day.
Nelson Montgomery farm

Nelson Montgomery farm

Owners Nelson and Eleanor Kindred Montgomery were among pioneer...

Nelson Montgomery farm

Nelson Montgomery farm

Owners Nelson and Eleanor Kindred Montgomery were among pioneer Madison County families and were married there in 1838.  Their home was featured in a lithograph in the 1873 Madison County Atlas and is...

 

Today in history

1/23/1818

Territorial senator Nathaniel Pope introduces a bill in Congress to establish the northern boundary of Illinois to 42°30' north latitude, taking in part of the Lake Michigan shoreline.

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January - February 2016

  • 29 March 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

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    Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust
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  • Film: Blood and snow
    The Hateful Eight
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