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Illinois Heritage, Vol. 20, No. 5, September–October 2017
Illinois Heritage, Vol. 20, No. 5, September–October 2017

Illinois Heritage, Vol 20, No. 5, September-October 2017



Table of Contents




  • To Our Readers
  • President's Message
  • Letters
  • ISHS News
  • The Honor Roll




  • Collinsville's Historic Treasure:  the D. D. Collins House, Newly Restored and Ready for the Bicentennial
  • Forgotten Voices of Illinois:  Albert Britt's Memoir of Rural Life, an America that Was
  • Celebrating 20 Years of Illinois Heritage (1997-2017)
  • How's Your Knowledge of Illinois History?  Douglas County Trivia
  • An Illinois Weatherman:  Charting Weather Phenomena in the Early 20th Century
  • Time Traveling in the Lower Illinois Valley
  • Seedlings for the Future:  Historic Bicentennial Trees Offered to Illinois Counties
  • Remember Me?  "Kulp for Congress"
  • Making History in Your Hometown:  Celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial with an Historic Markert!




  • The Society of the Living Dead: The Radium Girls: the Dark Story of America's Shining Women, by Kate Moore (2017)


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