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Illinois Heritage, Vol. 19, No. 6, November–December 2016
Illinois Heritage, Vol. 19, No. 6, November–December 2016

Illinois Heritage, Vol. 19, No. 6, November–December 2016



Table of Contents




  • To our readers
  • President’s message
  • Letters
  • ISHS News
  • Crossword puzzle
  • The honor roll




  • Forgotten voices from Illinois history: Philosopher and community advocate Baker Brownell
  • Illinois Women Artist series, Part 29
  • Father of the forest: How newspaperman and conservation advocate L.O. Trigg helped create Illinois’s Shawnee National Forest
  • Blessed are the faithful: State Historical Society honors Illinois churches that have served their congregations for 150 years or more
  • “If I think of home, it’s there”: Orson Welles’s schooldays in Woodstock, Illinois
  • Outcroppings: Lost counties. The map that never was. . .but is!



On the cover: Southern Illinois poet and photographer Gary DeNeal shares his canvas-like portraits of the Shawnee National Forest.



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