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“When September comes each year and the first school bells ring there always awakens within us to get our books out and follow their summons.” Mabel Swain Estes Mabel Swain Estes and her … more
A groundbreaking ceremony in 1868 started the sixth capitol building for Illinois. The Illinois legislature authorized a new capitol building at Springfield in 1867 on a nine-acre plot of land in … more
Even though the citizens of Vandalia built a new capitol building in 1837 it was not enough to prevent Springfield becoming the state’s capital city. Some legislators wanted to move the capital … more
A three-day, first-of-its-kind event was Nov. 22 through Nov. 24, 1934, at the Paris High School auditorium. The Edgar County Farm Bureau sponsored a drama and music tournament to bring together … more
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