This issue of the magazine highlights two themes:
- Sesquicentennial houses of worship around the state.
- Agriculture and related topics throughout the state.
Sesquicentennial Churches are chosen from across Illinois based on the following criteria: Minutes of early church board meetings, marriage or baptismal records, grant of official charter, contemporary newspaper advertisements or articles, old city directories. ISHS looks forward to honoring more than 33 Sesquicentennial Churches for the fidelity and witness to others over 150 years of faithfulness to their calling.
Agriculture in Illinois has a long and quite amazing history as one follows the movement and settlements which sprung up in, during and long after pioneer period. Karl Bodmer, a Swiss artist (circa 1832) painted a scenic view of a farm on the southern prairie. It is a good study of the French style of an American Bottom settlement.
|Table of Contents|
- Introduction to Agricultural Issue (Sample Article)
- Illinois Farm Bureau turns 100
- Jacksonville steam show: A venture into the old world of steam machines (Sample Article)
- Green futures: African-American farming in Pembroke Township, Kankakee County
- Forgotten Voices of Illinois History: Poor settlers on the prairie, Rebecca Burlends memoir
- Alfred Montgomery: Unconventional ;farmer-painter' of corn
- Dr. John Albert Kennicott: Illinois agriculturist, writer and educator
- A.E. Staley, Decatur's agribusiness titan: How a North Carolina tobacco plug salesman became the world's king of corn and soy
- The Al Cline place: A picturesque place of prairie productivity (Sample Article)
- Milk and dairying: A suggestion for celebrating the Illinois bicentennial
- Illinois Women Artist series, Part 28: Alice Kellogg Tyler