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History
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 12:00 am

Remembering when “UFOs” were first spotted in the central Illinois

Untitled Document Seven years before the Wright Brothers’ first flight, Americans were boggled by strange objects in the sky. The phrase “unidentified flying object&#
Feature
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:00 am

Springfield researcher takes a revealing look at Civil War medical practices

Untitled Document Civil War medicine is notorious for being gruesome. It’s an odd topic for the squeamish, like Springfield author Glenna Schroeder-Lein, whose
Feature
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:00 am

Medicine was sparse at badly overcrowded Camp Butler

Untitled Document During the Civil War, Springfield had one of the state’s largest soldier-training facilities: Camp Butler, located about six miles northeast o
History
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:00 am

Future governor became famous for tangling with Jeff Davis

Untitled Document To duel or not to duel — that was the question Illinois congressman and Mexican War veteran William H. Bissell faced in 1850. He was challenged by Jeffers
History
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 12:00 am

Lincoln neighbor likely active with Underground Railroad

Untitled Document “Eleven run away slaves, belonging to citizens of St. Louis, and for which a reward of $300 each, was offered, were captured in this county ye
History
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 12:00 am

Hettie Bunker Smith shaped medical history

Untitled Document Tucked away in her farmhouse on Old Rochester Road in the 1940s, using plaster of Paris, brushes, photos, and beeswax, Hettie Bunker Smith shaped medical histor
Books
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 12:00 am

Oak Ridge Cemetery’s dead come to life in new book

Untitled Document As you walk through Oak Ridge Cemetery’s beautiful 365 acres, it’s easy to forget that each tombstone represents a life — a person with friend

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