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Illinois Heritage, Vol. 09, No. 4, July–August 2006
Illinois Heritage, Vol. 09, No. 4, July–August 2006

Illinois Heritage, Vol. 9, No. 4, July–August 2006



Table of Contents




  • Letters
  • News
  • The Honor Roll
  • From the Archives




  • C.S. German: Photographer to President-elect Lincoln
  • Day trips: Tarzan, Mars, and the jungles of Oak Park
  • Serving on the Great Lakes: Coeds made money and memories on the Georgian Bay Line
  • Your Obedient Servants: The Presidential Papers Collection of Joseph and Lucille Block go on the road
  • Society acquires rare portrait of 1879 House of Representatives




  • Prairie hoops
  • Terror on the prairie



On the cover: College coed Helen Lee Hensleigh sunbathes aboard the S.S. North American, during the summer of 1942. The cruise ship was one of three operated by the New Georgian Line, which chartered Great Lakes excursions from Chicago to Buffalo. The line hired college students to wait tables and provide entertainment for the passengers. Photo courtesy Helen Lee Hensleigh Wenger.



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