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 E14: Illinois - Arts

Join us as we visit the homes of some of Illinois' famous artists.

S20 E14: Illinois - Arts

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Illinois Adventure

S20 E13: Illinois - Labor

Illinois' industrial growth created a demand for labor and housing.

S20 E13: Illinois - Labor

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Illinois Adventure

S20 E12: Illinois - Farming

Farming in Illinois, from the John Deere steel plow to transportation advancements.

S20 E12: Illinois - Farming

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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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Illinois Adventure

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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Illinois Adventure

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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Illinois Adventure

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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Illinois Adventure

S20 E01: Illinois - Pre-Historic

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

S20 E01: Illinois - Pre-Historic