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1. Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi' Illinois Central Locomotive, The 'Mississipi' Railroads; Locomotives; Illinois Central Railroad; Steam locomotives; Rail transportation; World's Fair; Columbian Exposition; A Century of Progress; Civil War; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois; The 'Mississippi' is a relatively small locomotive, even for its day. The locomotive's smokestack is twelve feet high, seven feet wide, and fourteen feet long. Behind the locomotive's engine is a flatcar...

2. Mississippi (A Tone Journey); A Descriptive Suite in four movements Mississippi (A Tone Journey); A Descriptive Suite in four movements Sheet music; Mississippi Sheet music containing four movements: 1. Father of Waters 2. Huckleberry Finn 3. Old Creole Days 4. Mardi Gras

3. Landscape with Birch Trees Landscape with Birch Trees Transportation; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Voyageurs; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909 Drawing by Frederic Remington. Paper birch trees grow well in the cool climate of the upper Great Lakes. The bark, which peels off in large sheets, can be used to make canoes.

4. Lightering Boat, model Lightering Boat, model Boats; Mississippi River; Passenger boats; Transportation (From the inscription below the boat) Low water and rapids in the Mississippi River at Keokuk necessitated the process of "Lightering" freight and passengers around the rapids. "Lightering" meant hauling...

5. Moonlight on the Mississippi; Morceau de Salon Moonlight on the Mississippi; Morceau de Salon Mississippi River; Sheet music Cover page of sheet music for piano.

6. Sparkling Sunlight on the Mississippi; Fantaisie de Concert for Pianoforte Sparkling Sunlight on the Mississippi; Fantaisie de Concert for Pianoforte Mississippi River; Sheet music Cover page of sheet music.

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. The Coureur de Bois and the Indian The Coureur de Bois and the Indian fur trade; Indians of North America; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; A fur trader stands by a birch bark canoe and shakes the hand of an Indian. A second fur trader is seated in the canoe.

9. 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.

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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...

13. Gliding Down the Waters of the Old Mississipp: Song and Chorus Gliding Down the Waters of the Old Mississipp: Song and Chorus Mississippi River; Sheet music Sheet music. Words by J.with Roberts and music by Geo. Rosenkrans. L.S. Norris & Co, Publishers, 424 Belden Ave., Chicago.

14. Cahokia Village Cahokia Village French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Agriculture; Cahokia, Illinois; Jarrot, Nicholas, 1764-1820; Winter Winter scene at Cahokia from a lithograph by J. S. Wild, published in 1841. Horses roam freely in the Commons. A couple in a sleigh are pulled by a horse. Another couple walks in the snow, the woman keeping...

15. Pierre Martin/Boismenue House, Dupo, Illinois Pierre Martin/Boismenue House, Dupo, Illinois Architecture; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Dupo, Illinois; Martin, Pierre; Cahokia, Illinois The vertical log construction of the Pierre Martin house was revealed when the exterior clapboard was removed. The vertical walnut timbers are anchored at top and bottom by wooden pegs, a technique called...

16. 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.

17. State of Illinois document State of Illinois document Illinois; Governors; Ford, Thomas, 1800-1850 A letter from Thomas Ford, eighth Governor of Illinois (1842-1846), to the Governor of the state of Mississippi, dated December 15, 1842, transmitting a resolution adopted by the General Assembly of Illinois...

18. Fort de Chartres, Illinois Fort de Chartres, Illinois French Colonial District; Military history; Forts & fortifications; The third Fort de Chartres, a limestone structure with four bastions, was built by the French in the Illinois Country in 1753, replacing two earlier wooden structures.

19. 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.

20. Voyageurs in a canoe Voyageurs in a canoe French Colonial Period; Transportation; Fur trade; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909; Voyageurs; Drawing by Frederic Remington. Sometimes the voyageurs transported passengers, as well as cargo.
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