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    • The Living Museum vol. 30, no.  03; July, 1968

    • 19th century architecture -- Illinois; Venomous snakes; Wildflowers -- Bouncing Bets; Museums -- Acquisitions -- Pottery -- Illinois -- Saline Springs
    • Builders in a proud new state; Poisonous snakes; Bouncing bets; Saline springs pottery donated to museum
    • The Living Museum vol. 35, no. 05; Sept. - Oct., 1973

    • Museum exhibits -- Elk; Museum exhibits -- Elk -- Geology; Forests -- Illinois; Prairies -- Illinois; Museum exhibits -- Fabrication techniques -- Plants; Museums -- Employees -- Parmalee, Paul; Museums -- Employees -- Winterringer, Glen S.; ...
    • Museum's newest exhibit: the elk group; Geology of the elk group; It was forest and it was prairie; Fabricating plants for ecological exhibits; Dr. Parmalee accepts professorship; Dr. Winterringer retires; Dr. McMillan named new assistant director;...
    • Abraham Francis

    • Illinois--Will County; People
    • This is a picture of Abraham Francis. Mr. Francis was one of the early setllers of New Lenox, having come to the state in 1831. He came from Brown Co. OH. He located on 160 acres of government land and also floated 160 acres in Section 9 where his...
    • Alexander Robinson

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Forts & fortifications; Indigenous peoples
    • This is a picture of Alexander Robinson, also known as "Chicago" Robinson. His Indian name was "che-che-pin-qua" which meant "blinking eyes." He was chief of the united Pottawattamies, Chippawas, and Ottawas. There was some dispute as to his age...
    • Alonzo Huntington

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • A photo of Alonzo Huntington, who was born Sept. 1, 1805 in Shaftsburg, VT. In 1833, he married Patience L. Dyer of Rutland Co. VA. He first worked as a mason, but later took to the study of law. He came to Chicago in the fall of 1835. He was...
    • Archibald Caldwell

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • A photograph of Archibald Caldwell, one of Chicago's first tavern keepers. He was born April 30, 1806 at Pearisburgh, WV. He came by way of Fort Wayne to Chicago, arriving in July of 1827. He made the journey on horseback. In 1829, Caldwell and...
    • Archibald Clybourn

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; People
    • This is a picture of Archibald Clybourn, born August 28, 1802 at Giles Co. VA. In August 1824, Jonas Clybourn and 2 sons Archibald and Hanley and also their half-brother John K. Clark, came to Chicago to make it their permanent home. Archibald was...
    • Armstead Runyon

    • Illinois--Will County--Lockport; People
    • A picture of Armstead Runyon who was born in KY, and with his parents moved to OH when he was 15 years old. He lived in OH until 1827 when he moved to Danville, IL. In 1830, he moved to Lockport, IL. That was the winter of the deep snow, and the...
    • Black Hawk

    • Indigenous peoples; Blackhawk War--Illinois
    • This is a picture of Black Hawk the Sauk Chieftain. He was born near the junction of the Rock River and the Mississippi in the year 1767. Early in life, he was recognized as a brave chieftain. His first warring party was against their old enemy,...
    • Buckner S. Morris

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • This is a photograph of Buckner S. Morris. He was born Aug. 19, 1800 at Augusta, KY. [He] married Eviline Baker of Madison, KY in 1832. In 1830, he was elected to the Legislature. In 1834, he came to Chicago on horseback, and he said there were...
    • Chief Shabbona

    • Indigenous peoples; Frontier & pioneer life
    • This is a picture of Shabbona, an Ottawa chief. He was born in about 1775 in an Indian village on the Kankakee River in Will County and died at Morris July 27, 1859. He was known as the white man's friend. He, with Billy Caldwell, used their...
    • City Council Minutes 1919

    • Naperville (Ill.) -- City Council.; Naperville (Ill.) -- Administration.; Naperville (Ill.) -- Appropriations and expenditures.; Naperville (Ill.) -- Public records.; Naperville (Ill.) -- Finance.; Corporate minutes -- Illinois -- Naperville.;...
    • Recorded minutes of Naperville City Council for 1919 (71 p.)
    • City Council Minutes 1923

    • Naperville (Ill.) -- City Council.; Naperville (Ill.) -- Administration.; Naperville (Ill.) -- Appropriations and expenditures.; Naperville (Ill.) -- Public records.; Naperville (Ill.) -- Finance.; Corporate minutes -- Illinois -- Naperville.;...
    • Recorded minutes of Naperville City Council for 1923. (100 p.)
    • Colonel J.B. Beaubien

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Forts & fortifications; Indigenous peoples
    • This is a photo of Col. J.B. Beaubien who was born at Detroit between the years 1778 or 1780 and was the father of Madore Beaubien. At just what date the Colonel came to Chicago is not known, but being of an adventuresome nature he started in the...
    • Colonel William Whistler

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Forts & fortifications
    • This is a portrait of Col. Wm. Whistler, son of Capt. John Whistler, who came to Chicago in 1803 and built the first Fort Dearborn. He had been an officer in the Revolutionary War, but very little is known of his early life. Capt. John Whistler...
    • Combination Atlas Map of DuPage County 1874

    • Real property -- Illinois -- DuPage County -- Maps.; DuPage County (Ill.) -- Maps.; DuPage County (Ill.) -- Description and travel -- Views.
    • Contains city and township plat maps within DuPage County, sketches of prominent homes, census information on landowners and biographies of county pioneers. Compiled, drawn and published from personal examinations and surveys. Originally published...
    • Daniel P. Cook

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • This is a photograph of Daniel P. Cook. He was born in Scott Co. KY in 1794. He had a common school education and a short experience in merchandising. He entered the law office of John Pope in 1815. He moved to Kaskaskia, then the seat of...
    • Dr Daniel Brainard

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • This is a picture of Dr. Daniel Brainard, who was born May 15, 1812 in Oneida Co. NY. He graduated from Jefferson College in Philadelphia in 1834 and came to Chicago the following year. Judge J.D. Caton knew Mr. Brainard when he was a student in NY...
    • Dr. William B. Egan

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • Dr. Wm. B. Egan was born Sept. 28, 1808 near Lake Killarney, Ireland. After coming to America, he taught school and also attended lectures at the University of VA. On Jan. 21, 1832, he married Miss Emeline Mabbatt, and in the fall of 1833 Dr. Egan...
    • Ebenezer Peck

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Politics & government
    • A photograph of Ebenezer Peck, who was born May 22, 1805 at Portland, ME. In 1826, he was married to Carolina Walker of VT. He studied Law at Montreal, Canada, and became the King's Counsel for the District of Canada. In 1835, he came to Chicago...
    • Elijah Wentworth Sr.

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • A picture of Elijah Wentworth Sr. He was born Sept. 25, 1776 in Stoughton, MA. He came to Chicago in 1829. He was married in 1798 or 99 to Lucy Walker of Hamden, ME. In 1830, he opened the Wolf Point Hotel. Later, he moved to a claim near Jefferson...
    • Eliza Chappel

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • This is a picture of Eliza Chappel who was born Nov. 5 1807 at Geneseo, NY. Here she obtained a fair education. In 1830, Robert Stuart, agent for the American Fur Co. induced her to come west to Mackinaw and establish an infantile school. She also...
    • Farm Residence of OBEDIAH WADDELL

    • Map; Agriculture; Farming; Farms; Quincy, Illinois;
    • Farm Residence of Obediah Waddell. Section 35. Melrose Township, Adams County, ILLS. (pg76.) BW Drawing 12” x 7”. OBADIAH WADDELL was born in Monroe county, Illinois, April 4th, 1796, and is supposed to be the oldest living native of Illinois. His...
    • Father St. Cyr

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago
    • A picture of Father St. Cyr. Born Nov. 2, 1803 at Lyon, France. He left France in June 1831 and first went to St. Louis. He studied the English language and then went on to Chicago, arriving May 1, 1833. On May 5, he celebrated his first Mass in...
    • Firman Mack

    • Illinois--Will County--Joliet; People
    • A picture of Firman Mack, who was Joliet's pioneer boot and shoe merchant. Mr. Mack was born in 1817. He first resided in Chicago. In 1837, he moved to Joliet where he resided to the time of his death which was Aug. 10, 1872. Mr. Mack was one of...
    • Barringer, Floyd - Interview and Memoir

    • Abraham Lincoln Association; Governor's Mansion, Springfield (Ill.); Historic Sites--Springfield (Ill.); Lincoln (Ill.); Medicine; Physicians; Sangamon County (Ill.); Springfield (Ill.)--Historic Sites; Springfield (Ill.)--History; World War,...
    • Dr. Barringer, neurosurgeon and historian, discusses experiences as a doctor; early years in Emden, Illinois; his father, a country doctor; education in Lincoln, Illinois and at the University of Illinois; medical training in Chicago; his work as a...
    • George H Woodruff

    • Illinois--Will County--Joliet; Politics & government; People
    • This is a photograph of George H. Woodruff, who was a drugist, sold books and stationery, and was Joliet's earliest and best historian. He was born in Clinton, Unida Co. NY on Aug. 16, 1814. As a youth, he attended the common school as at the age...
    • George Rogers Clark

    • Pioneers--Illinois; Forts & fortifications
    • This is a picture of George Rogers Clark, born Nov. 19, 1752 near Montecello, VA. He had a fair education and from childhood a restless disposition. He was heavy-set, 6 feet tall, had red hair, and a daring and courageous disposition. He had...
    • Gordon S Hubbard

    • Illinois--Cook County--Chicago; Indigenous peoples; Civil War--Illinois; Politics & government
    • This is a good picture of Gordon S. Hubbard who was born at Winsor, VT on Aug. 22, 1802. He had a common school education [and was] also a pupil of Rev. David Huntington for three years. He showed traits of trading at an early age and in 1818, he...

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