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Illinois Heritage, Vol. 23, No. 2, March–April 2020
Illinois Heritage, Vol. 23, No. 2, March–April 2020

Illinois Heritage, Vol. 23, No. 2, March–April 2020


Table of Contents



  • President’s message
  • Letters
  • ISHS News
  • The honor roll



  • Voices from Illinois History: John Hancock
  • Illinois Women Artists Series: #37, Mildred Waltrip
  • Consider her a witness: Lorraine Hansberry’s remarkable renaissance is timely, exciting, awkward, and necessary
  • The edge of chaos: Former SIUC student journalists revisit Carbondale’s dark spring of 1970
  • Illinois firsts: William Butler Ogden, Chicago’s first mayor, 1837–1838
  • Coinmetromania: A trip to Warsaw
  • Old Adobe: The Allandale House of rural Cass County, a marvel of ‘earnest efforts’ and ingenuity
  • Quincy’s witness oak: Lessons in history, ‘cookies,’ and dendrochronology
  • House divided: When Edwin Bridges walked on the floor of the Illinois House, he was a man on a mission



  • Their war, their words


On the cover: More than 100 guests attended the unveiling of a new historical marker at the Julius Rosenwald Boyhood Home on Lincoln’s Birthday. Rosenwald earned his wealth as the president and CEO of Sears & Roebuck. His motto was “Give while you live.” Photo by William Furry.



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