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Old State House, Boston
American Revolution; Colonialists; Colonial America
The Old State House was a merchants exchange and a general meeting place. It was the symbol of royal authority in the colony.
Old South Meeting House, Boston
American Revolution; Boston Tea Party; taxes
The Old South Meeting House was built in 1729. At the time of the Revolution it was the largest public building in Boston.
Slavery; Fugitive slaves; Civil War
This notice states: "100 DOLLAR REWARD. Rannaway from the subscriber, on Monday, June 15, a negro woman, NELLY FORREST. She is about 45 years old, chunky built, large pouting mouth, good teeth, high cheekbones,...
Local Indian Traditions
Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America
Milo Custer's 1914 account of local indian traditions (7 pages).
Champaign County Courthouse, Urbana, Illinois
Buildings; Urbana, Illinois; Courthouses; Government facilities;
Champaign County Courthouse, Urbana, Broadway between Elm and Main Sts.
University Place Christian Church, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Churches;
University Place Christian Church, 403 South Wright Street, Champaign.
Old North Church, Boston
Boston, MA; Revere, Paul, 1734-1818; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882; Midnight ride; One if by land; American Revolution; Tories
The Old North Church was built in 1723. It is the oldest church building in Boston.
Commemorative ribbon, originally used on Lincoln's catafalque during his funeral at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, IL
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Funeral; Assassinations; Ribbons;
White silk grosgrain ribbon. Extremely fragile, rapidly disintegrating. L 21 1/2" x W 2 3/4".
Scrimshaw whale teeth
Whaling; Scrimshaw; Folk art; Folk art--United States; Whales; Whale; Ink; Engraving
Eliot Indian Bible
Indians of North America; Language; Massachusetts; Indian imprints; Religion; Myths; Mythology; Eliot, John, 1604-1690; Bible
The Holy Bible: containing the Old Testament and the New translated into the Indian Language and ordered to be printed by the Commissioners of the United Colonies in New England, for the propogation of...
Trimmed Hedge in Old Town Township
McLean County, Illinois; Hedges (Plants); Fencing
This hedge in Old Town Township, McLean County, is one of the few surviving examples of traditional trimming in the county.
University of Illinois Airport
Airports; Airplanes; Buildings; Champaign County, Illinois; Champaign, Illinois;
University of Illinois Willard Airport, Champaign.
Depot Theater Building, Urbana, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Theaters; Actors;
223 N. Broadway, Urbana. The Depot Theater Building in Urbana, February 1975, presented "Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris".
Stadium Terrace, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education; Housing; Students
Stadium Terrace, 1946: Temporary housing to accommodate post-war rush of students at the University of Illinois
Illini Union, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Urbana, Illinois; Education; Housing; Hotels
The Illini Union, 1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, opened February 8, 1941.
Cunningham Orphanage, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Orphanage; Orphans; Children; Childhood & youth;
1301 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana.
University of Illinois Armory (Kenney Gym Annex), Champaign, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Armory; Dormitories
1402 with Springfield Avenue, Urbana. Kenney Gym was also known as the Military Drill Hall and Men's Gymnasium. The architect were Nathan C. Ricker and Nelson Strong Spencer. Since 1986, it has been listed...
Ancient Brick Collection
Archaeology; Ur (Extinct City); Iraq; Mesopotamia; Middle East; Cuneiform; Cuneiform inscriptions; Sargon I; Sargon II; Sumarians
A collection of eight ancient clay bricks. Each brick has a cuneiform inscription: 1. "To Nannar, eldest son of Enlil, his king, Urnammu, the mighty man, priest of Erech, King of Ur, King of Sumer and...
High School, Champaign, Illinois
Champaign, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Schools; Students
306 W. Green St., Champaign.
Copp's Hill Burying Ground, Boston
American Revolution; Bunker Hill; 'Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.'
An 18th century burying ground in Boston, which contains many old tombstones.
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