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Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail Coalition 2nd Annual Road Rally

Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail Coalition

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The Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail Coalition is hosting its 2nd Annual Road Rally! Spend a day traveling the beautiful 60-mile long Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail, exploring 12 historic stops from Cahokia to Historic Prairie du Rocher along the way. Get your card stamped at each location and if you get at least 8 stamps, you will have a chance to win some great prizes!! There will be family friendly activities in Waterloo at the final check-in with live music and a chalk art festival!

Freedom & Remembrance Memorial Display

Peoria Riverfront Museum

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Peoria Riverfront Museum has created a display featuring part of Phase One of the Freedom & Remembrance Memorial. The display, which highlights some history of the lost Moffatt Cemetery and focuses on the fifty-two veterans buried there who are named on the very large marker commemorating them and their service, will be unveiled Thursday, July 28th, beginning about 10:00 a.m., in the upper hallway leading to the Museum planetarium.

 

Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Fall/Winter 2021

Volume 114, Numbers 3-4

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The Fall/Winter 2021 issue of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society is now available. The Journal, the scholarly publication of the ISHS, is published quarterly and is a benefit of membership in the Illinois State Historical Society. Each issue includes articles, essays, book reviews, and documents about history, literature, art technology, law, and other subjects related to Illinois and the Midwest. Visit our Membership page for membership options and information. Click on the “Read More” button to see a list of articles and reviews included in this issue.

Illinois Heritage, July–August 2022

Volume 25, Number 4

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Our July-August issue is full of articles to cool you off, starting with “Mythic Mississippi,” a fascinating look at how the “Father of Waters” has made Illinois a destination for people seeking new beginnings for centuries. In this issue we also continue our commemorative look at Ulysses S. Grant on the 200th anniversary of his birth, showcasing how the general and future 18th president was perceived by Illinois Civil War soldiers in the field. We also include a portrait of Julia Dent Grant, the remarkable and steadfast woman who helped him achieve greatness. Linda Ruholl introduces us to two poets and physicians named James Newton Matthews of Effingham County, who left footprints and verses throughout southeastern Illinois. And Richard Stickann provides us with a portrait of John Locke Scripps, the newspaperman from Rushville who penned the first biography of Abraham Lincoln, a book that helped secure Lincoln’s rise to the presidency. 

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