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Illinois Heritage Magazine

Illinois Heritage, the popular history magazine of the Illinois State Historical Society, was established in 1997 to encourage professional and amateur historians, museum professionals, teachers, genealogists, journalists, and other researchers to explore and write about Prairie State history for a broad audience.

Illinois Heritage is published six times per year and is available as a benefit of membership in the Illinois State Historical Society. Individual editions can also be purchased by contacting our office directly. Visit our Membership section for membership options and information.

Visit our Illinois Heritage Magazine section to see issue summaries and sample articles from recent releases.

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Illinois Heritage, January–February 2016

Illinois Heritage, January–February 2016
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Illinois Heritage, January–February 2016

Volume 19, Number 1

This issue of Illinois Heritage has much to offer our loyal readers: A profile of John Wood, Illinois' 12th governor and the founder of Quincy; a history of the Mormon Template in Nauvoo and what archaeologists have recently discovered on the site; a Collinsville landmark that roadside travelers relish; and the story of the Fansteel sit-down strike and how it changed labor relations in the nation. Thanks to our several contributors for making this issue possible. Of course we have included the latest Society news, announcements, programs, tours, and historical marker dedications around the state.

It's all good reading in Illinois Heritage. I suggest a warm cup of cider, a mug of hot chocolate, or your favorite winter beverage to begin your adventure in Illinois history.

William Furry
Executive Director

Table of Contents


  • To our readers
  • President's message
  • ISHS news
  • From the archives
  • Obituary: Larry Allen Douglas
  • The honor roll


  • Roadside Attraction: Collinsville's catsup bottle gets a new owner
  • John Wood: 12th Governor of Illinois (free article)
  • 18 Illinois Women Artists, Part 24: Marguerite Kurtz Hohenberg
  • The temple rises: Refocusing on the centerpiece of Historical Nauvoo (free article)
  • Keeping death at bay: Illinois Civil War soldiers' letter extracts about hospitals and medicine
  • Landmarks in labor history: Waukegan Fansteel sit-down strike and the end of industrial militarism (free article)


  • Book: Greylord redux
    Operation Greylord: The True Story of an Untrained Undercover Agent and America's Biggest Corruption Bust
  • Book: Drink to the foam
    The U.S. Navy: A Concise History
  • Film: Blood and snow
    The Hateful Eight
Issue Price$5.00
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