Season 20: Illinois Adventure: A Special Bicentennial Edition

    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.

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    Illinois Adventure

    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 E08: Illinois - Lincoln and Civil War Sites

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    S20 E07: Illinois - Lincoln and Springfield

    In 1837 Abraham Lincoln moves from New Salem to Illinois new Capital.

    S20 E07: Illinois - Lincoln and Springfield

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    Illinois Adventure

    S20 E06: Illinois - Lincoln and New Salem

    Our story picks up with Illinois' most famous resident, Abraham Lincoln arrives.

    S20 E06: Illinois - Lincoln and New Salem

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    S20 E05: Illinois - Black Hawk War

    Illinois was now a state, but trouble was looming... The Black Hawk War.

    S20 E05: Illinois - Black Hawk War

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    Illinois Adventure

    S20 E04: Illinois - Early State Capitols

    Join us as we visit the various Illinois State Capital locations.

    S20 E04: Illinois - Early State Capitols

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    S20 E03: Illinois - Americans Arrive

    Our last episode visited two military outposts, but the French built more than just forts.

    S20 E03: Illinois - Americans Arrive

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    Illinois Adventure

    S20 E02: Illinois - French

    The first Europeans to lay claim to the land that eventually became Illinois.

    S20 E02: Illinois - French

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    S20 E01: Illinois - Pre-Historic

    Pre-historic cultures that once lived along the fertile Illinois River Valley.

    S20 E01: Illinois - Pre-Historic