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Illinois Heritage, Vol. 10, No. 2, March–April 2007
Illinois Heritage, Vol. 10, No. 2, March–April 2007

Illinois Heritage, Vol. 10, No. 2, March–April 2007



Table of Contents




  • News
  • The Honor Roll




  • Alton's POWs: The state's first penitentiary was unfit for prisoners when it closed in 1860. Then came the Civil War
  • Letter from the past: Society receives correspondence from a founder
  • Rockwell Mound: Reflecting on the past at a favorite swimming hole
  • A logical alma mater: Abraham Lincoln and Illinois College
  • Teaching history
  • Sculpting Lincoln, Part 3: "Lincoln the Debater" and "Springfield's Lincoln"
  • Obituary - John T. Trutter



Book Reviews

  • Whig Wag



On the Cover: In 1910, the Daughters of the Confederacy remembered the Alton prisoners of war and the 1,300 rebels who died at the Alton prison with a towering memorial obelisk, located in North Alton Cemetery. Photo courtesy Terri Cameron.



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