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Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Alexander County

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A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the Alexander County Courthouse on Wednesday, September 5. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the courthouse, 2000 Washington Avenue,
Cairo. The event is open to the public.

Alexander Hesler's Abraham Lincoln Portrait Arrives in Marshall County

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A high-quality reproduction of a famous Abraham Lincoln photograph will be presented to the Marshall County Courthouse on Tuesday, September 4. The unveiling ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the courthouse, 122 North Prairie Street, Lacon. The event is open to the public.

Eastland Disaster

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Come share the history and life stories of Chicago's Greatest Tragedy. The SS Eastland was a passenger ship based in Chicago. On July 24, 1915 before the Eastland cast off its lines from the wharf area near the Clark Street Bridge, it rolled into the Chicago River with over 2,500 passengers and crew members on board. In just minutes, 844 people lost their lives, including 22 entire families. This presentation will include a compelling first-hand narrative delivered by descendants of a survivor, a video interview of ABC's Ron Magers interviewing several survivors, and dozens of photographs. 

Bishop Hill Chautauqua

Bishop Hill Heritage Association

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One hundred years ago, the great nations of the world agreed to an armistice that ended World War I, the war to end all wars. The 6th Annual Bishop Hill Chautauqua will commemorate The Great War with guest appearances from the major players, including Winston Churchill, General “Black Jack” Pershing, and President Herbert Hoover. 
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