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Illinois Heritage, November–December 2022

Volume 25, Number 6

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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.

Madison County “History Harvest”

Madison County Historical Society

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Current or former residents of Madison County are invited to attend a “History Harvest” on Saturday, November 19 from 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. at the Madison County Archival Library. The library is located at 801 N. Main St. in Edwardsville, Illinois. The focus of this History Harvest is to collect information for a future museum exhibit about immigration and migration to Madison County.

Dining in History

Madison County Historical Society

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Dining in History is an annual Madison County Historical Society event held at an historic property in Madison County where guests can enjoy a meal and learn about the venue through a program and guided tours. This year the Society is hosting the event at the Old Bakery Brew Company in Alton that is in the former Colonial Bakery building.

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