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As Illinois celebrates its 200th year we’ll look back at some of the historic places we visited during our travels in order to create a picture of this state’s rich past.
Keep in mind some of the segments included in this series were shot many years ago. Since then exhibits have changed and even some locations have closed, but we have included them feeling their
stories are relevant.
S20 E08: Illinois - Lincoln and Civil War Sites
Today Lincoln's name seems quite common but of course that wasn't always the case.
S20 Ep8 | 26m 16s
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S20 E07: Illinois - Lincoln and Springfield
In 1837 Abraham Lincoln moves from New Salem to Illinois new Capital.
S20 Ep7 | 26m 9s
S20 E06: Illinois - Lincoln and New Salem
Our story picks up with Illinois' most famous resident, Abraham Lincoln arrives.
S20 Ep6 | 26m 40s
S20 E05: Illinois - Black Hawk War
Illinois was now a state, but trouble was looming... The Black Hawk War.
S20 Ep5 | 26m 43s
S20 E04: Illinois - Early State Capitols
Join us as we visit the various Illinois State Capital locations.
S20 Ep4 | 26m 17s
S20 E03: Illinois - Americans Arrive
Our last episode visited two military outposts, but the French built more than just forts.
S20 Ep3 | 27m 26s
S20 E02: Illinois - French
The first Europeans to lay claim to the land that eventually became Illinois.
S20 Ep2 | 26m 27s
S20 E01: Illinois - Pre-Historic
Pre-historic cultures that once lived along the fertile Illinois River Valley.
S20 Ep1 | 26m 30s