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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

11/20/1901

After shakedown and training in Chesapeake Bay, the first Navy ship commissioned as the "USS Illinois" sails for Algiers, La., where she was used to test a new floating dry dock. This battleship ship was laid down in 1897 and continued in service under t

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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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Latest News & Upcoming Events

Volume 109 - Number 2 - Summer 2016
Mark Hubbard

Volume 109 - Number 2 - Summer 2016

Articles


Extradition, the Mormons, and the Election of 1843
-By Andrew H. Hedges

"Armed men are coming from the state of Missouri": Federalism, Interstate Affairs, and Joseph Smith's Final Attempt to Secure Federal Intervention in Nauvoo.
-By Brent M. Rogers

A Copperhead in Quincy Goes to Washington: Senator William A. Richardson
-By Shawn Hale

Book Reviews

Roadside History of Illinois. By Stan Banash.
Reviewed by: John Weck

The Settlers' Empire: Colonialism and State Formation in America's Old Northwest. By Bethel Saler.
Reviewed by: Amy Godfrey Powers

Lincoln's Political Thought. By George Kateb.
Reviewed by: Brian Dirck

The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth. Edited by Joseph M. Beilein, Jr., and Matthew C. Hulbert.
Reviewed by: Robert I. Girardi

Lorado Taft: The Chicago Years. By Allen Stuart Weller.
Reviewed by: Jennifer Rose Hasso

Regina Anderson Andrews: Harlem Renaissance Librarian. By Ethelene Whitmore.
Reviewed by: Steve Rosswurm

Jane Addams in the Classroom. Edited by David Schaafsma.
Reviewed by: Louise Edwards-Simpson

The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Illinois, 1933-1942. By Ray Ripplemeyer.
Reviewed by: Andrew S. Barbero

Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project. By Peter Gough.
Reviewed by: Bucky Halker

The Big Leagues Go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989. By David George Surdam.
Reviewed by: Christopher W. Schmidt


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