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General, It Didn't Play in Peoria: Missed Chances of a Middle American Town
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in General (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 160 page(s),
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“Will it play in Peoria?” was an old Vaudeville phrase meaning, “Will it appeal to the average person?” The Illinois city has gained fame through the years, but more often as the butt of jokes or as an example of the typical Middle American town than through any recognition of its many accomplishments. But...
in General (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2009), 160 page(s),
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Illinois History, An Overview, 1, Before the White Man
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directed by James A. Edstrom; produced by James A. Edstrom, Associated Educators, in Illinois History, An Overview, 1 (Privately Published, 2009, originally published 1971), 23 mins
This documentary, directed by James A. Edstrom, features American Indians.
directed by James A. Edstrom; produced by James A. Edstrom, Associated Educators, in Illinois History, An Overview, 1 (Privately Published, 2009, originally published 1971), 23 mins
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Illinois History, An Overview, 4, From Territory to Statehood
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directed by James A. Edstrom; produced by James A. Edstrom, in Illinois History, An Overview, 4 (Privately Published, 2009, originally published 1971), 27 mins
This documentary, directed by James A. Edstrom, features the story of Illinois from territory to statehood.
directed by James A. Edstrom; produced by James A. Edstrom, in Illinois History, An Overview, 4 (Privately Published, 2009, originally published 1971), 27 mins
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Illinois History, An Overview, 5, Pioneer Life
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directed by James A. Edstrom; produced by James A. Edstrom, in Illinois History, An Overview, 5 (Privately Published, 2009, originally published 1971), 25 mins
This documentary, directed by James A. Edstrom, features pioneer life in Illinois.
directed by James A. Edstrom; produced by James A. Edstrom, in Illinois History, An Overview, 5 (Privately Published, 2009, originally published 1971), 25 mins
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Illinois History, An Overview, 9, Illinois Thrives on Agriculture and Industry, 1865-1900
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directed by James A. Edstrom; produced by James A. Edstrom, in Illinois History, An Overview, 9 (Privately Published, 2009, originally published 1971), 26 mins
This documentary, directed by James A. Edstrom, features Illinois' agriculture and industry.
directed by James A. Edstrom; produced by James A. Edstrom, in Illinois History, An Overview, 9 (Privately Published, 2009, originally published 1971), 26 mins
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Images of America, Around Shabbona
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in Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2012), 128 page(s),
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Nestled on the southern edge of the timber, the town that Shabbona would become grew rapidly but then slowed by not having a railroad. John Ray, John Palm, and Charles Stevens made an agreement with F.E. Hinckley, president of the Chicago & Iowa Railroad, for the purpose of locating the depot and suitable sidetrac...
in Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2012), 128 page(s),
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Images of America, Chippiannock Cemetery
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Built on a ridge named for the great Native American spirit Manitou, Chippiannock Cemetery has honored the dead of Rock Island County for over 150 years. Chippiannock, which means "village of the dead" in the Sauk and Fox languages, is truly a village. People from all walks of life are buried in the majestic rolli...
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Images of America, Joliet
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in Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2006), 128 page(s),
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Joliet once was a lush prairie bordered with scenic bluffs along the Des Plaines River. In the late 19th century, settlers and a large influx of Eastern European immigrants arrived, transforming the area into a bustling industrial community of steel, limestone, manufacturing, and transportation. In the 20th centur...
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Images of America, Lansing
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in Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2001), 128 page(s),
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Lansing, Illinois, is a village that is "proud of its past, confident in its future," according to the signs at its entrance. That proud past began in the 1840s, when Dutch and German settlers first made their way to the area. The town was named for Henry Lansing, who came to the area in 1846 with his brothers, Jo...
in Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2001), 128 page(s),
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Images of America, Lockport: Old Canal Town
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in Images of America (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing), 128 page(s),
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This new addition to the Images of America series traces the history of Lockport, Illinois, from the height of its canal activity in the late 1860s to its decline as the lifeblood of the town in the early 20th century. Lockport’s story is revealed here in over 200 vintage photographs that trace the town’s prog...
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