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12/7/1838

Thomas Carlin is inaugurated as Governor. He was a Ranger during the War of 1812 and was instrumental in the founding of Greene County, serving as its first Sheriff. He is buried in Carrolton City Cemetery.

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ISHS Holiday Ornament

  • 8 July 2021
  • Author: Elaine Evans
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ISHS Holiday Ornament

The ISHS is now offering this beautifully handcrafted snowflake ornament. It is made in the USA from solid brass with a gold finish. The ornament is digitally printed in several colors, includes the Illinois State Historical Society logo, and is packaged in an elegant gold box.

To purchase this beautiful ornament, please visit the ISHS Store. Place your order now for this unique holiday ornament.

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