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    • The Living Museum vol. 71, no. 01, 02; Spring, 2009

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Museum exhibits -- Illinois; Illinois -- History -- 19th Century; Agriculture -- History -- Illinois -- 19th Century; Transportation -- History -- Illinois; Cartwright, Peter -- 1785-1872; Commerce -- History --...
    • From humble beginnings: Lincoln's Illinois 1830-1861; Around The State: An Update from Museum Director Bonnie Styles
    • Galena Fire Station and Turner Hall

    • Women--United States--Illinois--History; Photographers--United States--Illinois--History; Architecture--United States--Illinois--History; Fire stations--United States--Illinois--History; Theaters--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, color, showing Turner Hall and the Galena Fire Station. Taken from the corner of Hill Street and Bench Street. Hedges line the sidewalk on Hill Street and down to the turn-off for the fire station on Bench Street. Handwritten...
    • Market Square, Galena, Ill.

    • Public Markets--Illinois--History; Architecture--Illinois--History; Farming--Illinois--History; Photographers--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing men and women with wagons full of goods, including hay, at the square in front of the Market House in Galena. Photo is 11 cm x 19 cm, mounted on tan-colored board. Board is 14 cm x 22 cm. Reverse is stamped...
    • Fort Pence Painting

    • Illinois--History--Henderson County; Ft. Pence; Illinois--Illinois--History--Henderson County; Ft. Pence; Illinois--Illinois--History--Henderson County; Ft. Pence; Illinois--History--Black Hawk War
    • This is a painting of Ft. Pence located north of Oquawka, Illinois. In 1830 Judge John Pence built a fort on this site to protect the settlers in the area from Chief Black Hawk.
    • Fort Pence Artifacts

    • Illinois--History--Henderson County; Ft. Pence; Illinois--Illinois--History--Henderson County; Ft. Pence; Illinois--Illinois--History--Henderson County; Ft. Pence; Illinois--History--Black Hawk War; Antiquities
    • This collection of artifacts was found on the Fort Pence ground. They are located in the Henderson County Historical Society Museum, Raritan, Illinois.
    • Fort Pence Sign

    • Illinois--History--Henderson County; Ft. Pence; Illinois--Illinois--History--Henderson County; Ft. Pence; Illinois--Illinois--History--Henderson County; Ft. Pence; Illinois--History--Black Hawk War
    • This describes Fort Pence built in 1830 just north of Oquawka, Illinois. The Fort was built on Judge John Pence's farm to shelter settlers from the Indians led by Chief Black Hawk.
    • Washington Street steps and Firehouse #1 on Bench Street, Galena

    • Women--United States--Illinois--History; Photographers--United States--Illinois--History; Architecture--United States--Illinois--History; Fire stations--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, black and white, showing Firehouse #1 on Bench Street, the Washington Street steps, and the side of the First United Methodist Church. Handwritten in green ink on back is "TAKEN-AUG. 12-1949/GALENA-ILL./WASHINGTON STREET...
    • Prospect Street in Galena, Ill.

    • Architecture--United States--Illinois--History; Streets--United States--Illinois--History; Youth--United States--Illinois--History; Women--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing women and children on Prospect Street in Galena, Ill. Trees line the street; children stand on the sidewalk and in the street. A group of three women stands to the right of the photo. Photo is mounted on...
    • Children from St. Michael's Catholic School on Bench Street in Galena, Ill.

    • Youth--United States--Illinois--History; Streets--United States--Illinois--History; Photographers--United States--Illinois--History; Women--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, black and white, showing children, arms linked in pairs, walking on Bench Street in Galena, Ill. They are students from St. Michael's Catholic School on Bench Street. They walk in front of First Presbyterian Church on a snowy...
    • View of 1937 Flood in Galena from Grant Park

    • Floods--United States--Illinois--History; Disasters--United States--Illinois--History; Rivers--Galena River (Wis. and Ill.); Bridges--United States--History--Illinois; Railroads--United States--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, black and white, taken from the east bank of the Galena River, showing the river flooded in 1937. Ice chunks and snow are visible along the railroad tracks in the foreground. Buildings, including Central School/Galena Green,...
    • Howard, Robert P. - Interview and Memoir

    • American Farm Bureau Association; Chicago (Ill.); Chicago Sun; Chicago Tribune; Coal Mines and Mining--Strikes and Lockouts, "Mine Wars"; Cornell College; Depression, 1929; Hodge, Orville; Horner, Henry (Governor, Illinois, 1933-1939);...
    • Howard, political reporter and statehouse correspondent, recalls personalities and events from his career as a journalist covering Illinois government. He discusses working for the Associated Press, political issues, Depression, violence in the...
    • Joe Fitzpatrick and Dog on the Jackson Street Steps

    • Wooden Stairs--Illinois--History; Men--Illinois--History; Streets--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing Joe Fitzpatrick (1879-1949) as a child and a white dog sitting on the wooden Jackson Street steps. To the left of the steps are two outbuildings, a fence, and a clothes drying spinner. To the right is a...
    • Students at the top of the "Firebell (Washington Street) Steps

    • Youth--Illinois--History; Women--Illinois--History; Churches--Methodist--Illinois; Photographers--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing four young men and five young women standing at the top of the "firebell" (or Washington Street) steps between Bench and Prospect Streets. Left to right, the students are Charlie Thompson (standing, wearing...
    • Group on Porch of Mrs. E. Bastian's Boarding House

    • Women--Illinois--History; Boardinghouses--Illinois--History; Architecture--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing one woman, one boy and six men on the porch of Mrs. Elizabeth Bastian's boarding house in Galena. From left to right, people are: a man wearing a suit and tie, seated, reading a book; a woman wearing a...
    • Main St., Looking North from Washington St, Galena, Ill.

    • Postcards--Illinois--History; Streets--Illinois--History; Architecture--Illinois--History
    • Print, postcard, hand-colored, showing Main Street looking North from Washington Street in Galena. Two lone men and a man a woman walk on the sidewalk on the left side of the street. Cars, going both directions, are driving or parked on the street....
    • Market Square, Galena, Ill.

    • Public Markets--Illinois--History; Architecture--Illinois--History; Farming--Illinois--History
    • Print, photographic, sepia-toned, showing men and women with wagons full of goods at the square in front of the Market House in Galena. Utility poles and a street lamp are visible in the photo. Photo is 10 cm x 13 cm, mounted on dark grey board...

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