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Tales and trails of Illinois

Author: Stu Fliege
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the stories of fifty-two significant events in the history of Illinois.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
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Local history
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Fliege, Stu, 1939-
Tales and trails of Illinois.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)760157960
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stu Fliege
ISBN: 0252027760 9780252027765 0252070852 9780252070853
OCLC Number: 48817252
Description: xiii, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Tower Rock, ageless landmark of the Mississippi --
Salt mines in Illinois, an important early industry --
The Great Sauk Trail across northern Illinois --
Europeans come to Illinois : the Jolliet and the Marquette Expedition --
A grisly reputation : John Moredock, Indian slayer --
The Sucker State and mining Galena at Galena --
The last trails of Chief Ducoigne and his Kaskaskia --
Across Illinois with the famed birdwatcher John James Audubon --
"Black diamonds" along the Big Muddy : Illinois' first coal mine --
Waiting for the Second Coming : the Rappites Harmonie --
A "perfect society" experiment : Robert Owen's New Harmony --
The midnight ride of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard --
Stillman's run : a debacle of the Black Hawk War --
Illinois martyr to freedom of the press : Elijah Parish Lovejoy --
The singing plow that "scoured" : John Deere and Company --
A trail of tears across southern Illinois : a Cherokee tragedy --
James Semple's trackless train : the prairie car --
Shaping the state : the Illinois and Michigan Canal --
A French quest for Utopia in Illinois : the Icarians --
Up, up, and away : two kids in a runaway balloon --
An angelic hero of the Civil War : ary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke --
Fencing the west : De Kalb and its barbed wire --
James Buchanan Eads and his wonderful bridge --
Elixers in Illinois : mineral springs, baths and resorts --
Who threw the bomb? : the Haymarket Riot --
Death stalks the rails : the Chatsworth train wreck --
Quincy's pioneer in the sky : Thomas Scott Baldwin --
A shortcut to the Mississippi : the Hennepin Canal --
Illinois's most heinous murderer : Herman W. Mudgett --
Chicago's master boodlers : Michael "Hinky Dink" Kenna and "Bathhouse" John Couglin --
Of Ferris wheels and Jacksonville's Eli Bridge Company --
"General" Alexander Bradley's marches on the coalfields --
The man who electrified Illinois : Samuel Insull --
John Alexander Dowie's Utopia : Zion, Illinois --
"The most dangerous woman in America" : Mary Harris "Mother" Jones --
Chicago's new Iroquois Theatre becomes a fiery death trap --
A big lake, a small town, and William Patrick Rend --
Illinois's worst coal mine disaster : the Cherry Mine fire --
Rock River Valley, Lorado Taft and the Black Hawk statue --
Calbraith Perry Rogers and the Vin Fiz Flyer cross Illinois --
World War I hysteria : the Prager hanging --
"Butchery--
wrought in madness" : the 1922 Herrin Massacre --
The minister served arsenic : Ina's great scandal --
Nature wreaks devastation : the 1925 Tri-State Tornado --
Illinois's last hanging : the gangster Charley Birger --
The nuclear age dawns in a Chicago squash court --
Illinois's beautiful gorge : Lusk Creek Canyon --
The Sun Singer and Robert Allerton's exotic park --
Oquawka : the town that immortalized an elephant --
Monsters and creatures of the Big Muddy River --
An Illinois ecological Eden : LaRue Swamp-Pine Hills area --
The Koster site : "Amerindians" and Dr. Stuart Struever.
Responsibility: Stu Fliege.

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