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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...

 

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1/17/1929

Popeye the Sailor Man is introduced in Chester resident Elzie Crisler Segar's comic strip, "Thimble Theatre," published by King Features. The strip's name would later be changed to simply "Popeye."

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Volume 109 - Number 2 - Summer 2016

  • 29 August 2016
  • Author: Mark Hubbard
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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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