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1. 18372--Illinois River and Valley from Starved Rock, New State Park, Ill. 18372--Illinois River and Valley from Starved Rock, New State Park, Ill. Illinois River; Starved Rock State Park, Illinois; Kaskaskia Indians; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Indians of North America Black and white stereograph slide showing the Illinois River.

2. Orient Motor Buckboard Orient Motor Buckboard Automobiles; Cars; Transportation; Land transportation; World's Fair; St. Louis Exhibition; Patents; Waltham, Massachusetts A flat board automobile with an air-cooled engine in the rear, a tiller for steering, curved wooden cycle fenders, and four wooden wheels with wire spokes.

3. First diesel engine of the Chicago and Alton Railroad First diesel engine of the Chicago and Alton Railroad Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago and Alton Railroad; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives; Chicago; St. Louis; Kansas Photograph, b/w

4. The Green Diamond, Illinois Central Railroad The Green Diamond, Illinois Central Railroad Illinois Central Railroad; Railroads--Illinois; Rail transportation; Railroad locomotives; Railroad tracks; Railroads; Chicago; St. Louis Drawing, color

5. Chicago and Alton train Chicago and Alton train Railroads--Illinois; Rail crossings; Chicago and Alton Railroad; Rail transportation; Railroad tracks; Railroad locomotives; Chicago; St. Louis; Kansas Photograph, b/w

6. Bolduc House, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri Bolduc House, Ste. Genevieve, Missouri French Colonial District; French Colonial Period; Ste. Genevieve, Missouri; Vertical log construction; Bolduc, Louis The Bolduc House has a stockade or property fence (pieux debouts), typical of many French homes, which encloses its yard and backyard garden, as well as outbuildings. This provided security and kept domestic...

7. Map of Marquette and Jolliet Route Map of Marquette and Jolliet Route Discovery & exploration; French Colonial District; French Colonial Period; Missionaries; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700 Pierre Marquette and Louis Jolliet successfully located the Mississippi River and traveled down it in two birch bark canoes, accompanied by five voyageurs. On the return trip they chose the Illinois River...

8. Zimmerman Archaeological Site, near Utica, Illinois Zimmerman Archaeological Site, near Utica, Illinois Archaeology; Archaeological sites; Prehistory; Kaskaskia Indians; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Missions Archaeological dig at the Zimmerman Site

9. Portrait of Jacques Marquette Portrait of Jacques Marquette Discovery & exploration; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Missionaries; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700 This well-known image of Father (Pere) Marquette is from a painting by an unknown artist.

10. Amet Magniscope Amet Magniscope Film projectors; Movie projectors; Motion picture projectors; Inventions; Cinematography; Cinema; Waukegan, Illinois Thirty-five millimeter film projector made of tin, galvanized metal and brass. It has two film reels and sits on a wood base.

11. Three Liberty Dimes Three Liberty Dimes Pileus; Phrygian Cap; Liberty Cap; Coins; French Revolution; American Revolution; U.S. Mint; King Midas; Seated Liberty The 1864 dime has a wreath and says "United States of America." The other two coins just have the wreath. All three say "One Dime." The earliest dimes were called "dismes."

12. Atlas of Historic Tribes in Illinois: 1673-1832 Atlas of Historic Tribes in Illinois: 1673-1832 Indians of North America; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Illinois; Maps; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Illiniwek; Kickapoo Nation; Miami; Winnebago; Potawatomi Key to map of historic tribes in Illinois 1673-1832. It should be noted that the maps shown here are greatly simplified.

13. Cahokia Courthouse Cahokia Courthouse Courthouses; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Cahokia, Illinois Images of Cahokia Courthouse from different angles

14. Plow, Breaking Plow, Breaking Plowing; Champaign County, Illinois; Farming; Farmers; Prairies; Agriculture; Illinois; Wood and wrought iron plow. Long, tapered, and slightly curved wooden beam with "V" shaped handles attached to the back of the beam. Long dished iron blade held in place with a forged iron screw and iron...

15. The Chicago Fire The Chicago Fire Chicago; Advertising; Almanacs; The Chicago Fire, October 8th & 9th, 1871, by Dr. A. Strickland, Chicago, 1872. Includes "a true and graphic account of the most terrible calamity by fire ever known".

16. Illinois-Wabash Land Company manuscript Illinois-Wabash Land Company manuscript Indians of North America; Land tenure; Land grants; Illinois Several pages from a manuscript book that was used as a contract with Indians for land in Illinois. "A manuscript book, being a contract with Indians for land in the Illinois." "This manuscript ... is...

17. Printing Press, c. 1830 Printing Press, c. 1830 Abolition movement; Slaves; Newspapers; Abolition movement; Publishing industry; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; The noted abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802-37) is believed to have owned this press, which is in the collection of the Chicago Historical Society.

18. French Colonial House French Colonial House French Colonial Period; Vertical log construction; French Colonial District; Chouteau, Pierre, 1789-1865; This one-story house shows the typical overhanging eaves and vertical log construction of French Colonial structures. A short fence encloses the property.
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