Tuesday, October 12, 2021 / Categories: Illinois Heritage, General News, Frontpage Sticky Illinois Heritage, September–October 2021 Volume 24, Number 5 To our readers: Traveling around Illinois is my job and my joy. Last month I visited Oregon, Princeton, Carbondale, Ottawa, Downers Grove, East Peoria, Pullman, Decatur, Centralia, and a zillion towns in between. I chatted with librarians, church organists, receptionists, a couple of cops, and folks on the street and, guess what—the topic wasn’t the pandemic, it was Illinois history. I passed out copies of Illinois Heritage to dozens of potential new ISHS members, handed out business cards, showed off our new flashy holiday ornament, presented the Society’s new Lincoln-Douglass statuette (designed by sculptor John McClarey) to worthy donors, and even delivered poles to communities planning historical marker dedications. But the thing that gives me more pleasure than traveling the state is sharing the latest issue of Illinois Heritage with you. This modest little magazine, now nearly 25 years old, is written by some of our most dedicated historians who continue to seek out and share new stories from our Prairie State past. Our family of history tellers grows with each issue too. These are extraordinary folks; I hope you’ve come to value them as I do. Thank you for being members of the Illinois State Historical Society. Thanks for being part of our history, and for letting us be part of yours. Share your Heritage, be “Lincoln-hearted,” and have a safe and joyous equinox. William Furry ISHS Executive Director Table of ContentsDepartments To our readers President’s message Letters to the editor SHS News Historical Headlines: Bear down, Chicago Bears! (Sample Article) Coimentromania: First burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery Obituaries: Stephen A. Thompson and Suzanne Dietrich The Lincoln collector: Facts about forgeries The honor roll Features Forgotten Voices from Illinois history: Harriet Monroe Illinois Women Artists series, #47: Susan S. Frackelton Lou Reynolds: The “grand old man of baseball” in Kewanee, Illinois Dennis Williams: Prominent 19th century African American artist in Springfield, Illinois (Sample Article) Holidays on the front line: Illinois Civil War soldiers celebrate victory and reflect on America’s founding On the cover “The Eternal Indian,” a 48-foot sculpture by Lorado Taft, on the bluffs above the Rock River near Oregon, Illinois, was unveiled in Lowden State Park in 1911. Sometimes called the Black Hawk statue, this landmark in northwest Illinois pays tribute to the First Nations who called Illinois their home. Photo by William Furry.Issue Price$10.00 Print Tags: Women Artists Series Civil War Women Artists Illinois History Baseball African Americans Cemeteries Women Artists Illinois Heritage Soldiers Poetry Athletes Football Chicago Bears Related articles Illinois Heritage, March–April 2023 Illinois Heritage, January–February 2023 Illinois Heritage, November–December 2022 Illinois Heritage, September–October 2022 Illinois Heritage, July–August 2022 Previous Issue Illinois Heritage, July–August 2021 Next Issue Illinois Heritage, November–December 2021 Please login or register to post comments.