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Local Author to Discuss Illinois History | Education


EFFINGHAM – The Effingham Public Library will be hosting an author’s tour for Charles Titus’ “Exploring the Land of Lincoln: The Essential Guide to Illinois Historic Sites” on Saturday, September 25 from 10 am to noon in the Fearday Cafe area.

Published by the University of Illinois Press, “Exploring the Land of Lincoln” is a unique combination of Illinois and Illinois history travel guides that invites readers to explore the history of the state through the Prairie State’s most extraordinary historic sites.

The book includes chapters on Cahokia Mounds, Starved Rock, Fort de Chartres, Fort Massac, Old Shawneetown, Lincoln’s New Salem, Apple River Fort, Vandalia State House, Nauvoo, Old State Capitol, Lincoln Log Cabin, Bishop Hill, Reuben Moore Home and Thomas Lincoln Cemetery, Old Chicago Water Tower, Lincoln Tomb, Haymarket Martyrs Monument, Hull House, Eternal Indian Statue, Vachel Lindsay Home, and South Side Community Art Center.

Titus is an Emeritus Fellow in the Department of History at Eastern Illinois University where he taught, among other courses, Illinois History.

Books will not be available for purchase during the event; however, for those with copies, he will be available to sign books after the event.

Exploring Lincoln Country can be purchased for $ 19.95 (paperback) from Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com and the University of Illinois Press.


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