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Along the highways and byways of our State

Along the highways and byways of...

Chicory and Queen Anne's Lace mirror the colors of the late summer sky...

Along the highways and byways of our State

Along the highways and byways of our State

Chicory and Queen Anne's Lace mirror the colors of the late summer sky along Prairie State highways.  (photo by William Furry)
Open for Bicentennial visitors

Open for Bicentennial visitors

Located at the corner of West Main and Combs Streets, D. D. Collins...

Open for Bicentennial visitors

Open for Bicentennial visitors

Located at the corner of West Main and Combs Streets, D. D. Collins built this home as a wedding present for his bride, Elizabeth Anderson.  He served as first President of the Village Board for...
A visit to the Lower Illinois River Valley

A visit to the Lower Illinois River...

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River still navigates the Father of...

A visit to the Lower Illinois River Valley

A visit to the Lower Illinois River Valley

Barge traffic on the Mississippi River still navigates the Father of Waters, giving pause to travelers along its Illinois banks.  (photo by Mark Flotow)

 

Today in history

11/21/1925

Red Grange plays his final game as a half back for the University of Illinois before signing with the Chicago Bears. He was inducted into the football Hall of Fame January 29, 1963.

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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 109 - Number 1 - Spring 2016

  • 4 May 2016
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Volume 109 - Number 1 - Spring 2016

Articles

“How Newness Enters the World”: Cultural Creolization in Swedish-American Hymnals Published at Augustana College, 1901-1925
 - By Peter Ellertsen

Sacrificing for a “Just Cause”:
The World War I Memoir of Edward F. Paule, U.S. Engineers
 - By
Jeffrey L. Patrick

Moral Imperatives and Political Realities:
Edward Marciniak and the Fight to End Chicago’s Dual Housing Market
 -
By Charles Shanabruch

Book Reviews

St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive. By Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person.

Reviewed by: Michael C. Batinski

 

American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church. By Alex Beam.

Reviewed by: Danny Aaron Russell

 

Nauvoo and Hancock County, Illinois: A Guide to Family History and Historical Sources. By Kip Sperry.

Reviewed by: Brady G. Winslow

 

American Vandal: Mark Twain Abroad.<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"> By Roy Morris, Jr.

Reviewed by: Joy Schulz

 

Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland. By Cynthia Clampitt.

Reviewed by: Wayne Ratzlaff

 

Crack of the Bat: A History of Baseball on the Radio. By James R. Walker.

Reviewed by: John E. Miller

 

Indian Spectacle: College Mascots and the Anxiety of Modern America. By Jennifer Guiliano.

Reviewed by: Kelli Y. Nakamura

 

“Dear Mrs. Griggs”: Women Readers Pour Out Their Hearts from the Heartland. By Genevieve McBride and Stephen Byers.

Reviewed by: Elizabeth Green

 

Corrupt Illinois: Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality. By Thomas J. Gradel and Dick Simpson.

Reviewed by: Judy Stafstrom

 

Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker. By Chuck Haddix.

Reviewed by: Steve Shanley

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