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A New Frontier

in The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The territory of Illinois became the state of Illinois in 1818. Between the close of the War of 1812 (in 1815) and the summer of 1818, the population of the region had increased by 150 percent. By ... More


The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Robert Mazrim

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois' Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state ... More


Moses's Sangamo: Relocating a Lost Town

in The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Sangamo Town was the sister city to Springfield in 1823. Unlike Springfield whose modern appearance was assured with the arrival of the county seat early in its history, Sangamo Town stumbled and ... More


Introduction: Journey to Sangamo

in The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book is about the recollections and debris of a particular place at a particular time—the place is a roughly 1500-square-mile area in what is now called central Illinois; the time was a roughly ... More


Earthenware at Cotton Hill: The Ebey-Brunk Kiln Site

in The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

By the beginning of the nineteenth century in America, even the most remote homes were stocked with a wide range of imported, mass-produced goods. But the simple utilitarian crockery used in ... More


Lincoln's New Salem: History and Archaeology

in The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The town of New Salem was platted in 1829. Reverend John Camron and his uncle James Rutledge built a mill on the Sangamon in early 1829, and had the town surveyed that fall. Both men built homes in ... More


The End of the Trail

in The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226514246
eISBN:
9780226514239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

North of Sangamo and at the end of Edwards' Trace, most of the French character of Peoria quickly dissolved into the soil after Captain Craig's fires died out in the fall of 1812. The villagers did ... More


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