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Illinois Heritage, November–December 2022

Illinois Heritage, November–December 2022
Elaine Evans

Illinois Heritage, November–December 2022

Volume 25, Number 6

Many thanks to all of you who have renewed your membership in the ISHS for 2023, and my deepest gratitude to those of you who took the greater step of supporting our annual appeal, which helps us set the course for the future. Your commitment to the Illinois State Historical Society is noted and very much appreciated.

This issue of Illinois Heritage was generously supported by a gift from Janet Miller, a long-time member from Hinsdale. Other members around the state stepped forward to fund our new Social Studies and History Teachers initiative, which generated 17 new memberships in the ISHS. Thank you for your generosity!

There is so much history in the November-December issue of Illinois Heritage, and our list of contributors continues to grow. Bucky Halker’s portrait of Woody Guthrie in Illinois is a fascinating look at a 20th century icon not generally associated with the Prairie State, and Dave Joens’ “Breaking up is Hard to Do,” a  discussion of Illinois’s contentious sectionalism, explores the many aborted paths to secession in our 204-year history. Chris Suerdieck’s “The First Burger King” tells us about a mom-and-pop hamburger joint in Mattoon that made headlines simply by sticking to a winning recipe, and we say goodbye to Dr. G. Cullom Davis, a friend and colleague who changed the way we do history. 

Share your Heritage!
William Furry
Executive Director

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Table of Contents


  • To our readers
  • President’s message
  • Letters
  • ISHS News
  • Obituary: G. Cullom Davis
  • The honor roll


  • Women Artists Series, #54 (Sample Article)
  • Forgotten Voices of Illinois History
  • The Lincoln Collector
  • The story of Immanuel Hall, Hinsdale, Illinois
  • Woody Guthrie in the Prairie State
  • Historical Headlines
  • The first Burger King
  • Early Egyptians: The Rendlemans and Giant City State Park
  • Breaking up is hard to do (Sample Article)
  • Commemorating the past: Interview with Deryn Pomeroy (Sample Article)
  • Hostick scholars: Who was Kitty Chapelle?
  • Coimetromania Picnics, passings, and graveyard pastimes

On the cover:

The youth of Immanuel Evangelical Church gather outside with their pastor in this 1905 photo. German settlers established the church, where children were taught the German language and culture.

Issue Price$10.00

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