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The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln

Robert Mazrim


When Abraham Lincoln moved to Illinois' Sangamo Country in 1831, he found a pioneer community transforming from a cluster of log houses along an ancient trail to a community of new towns and state roads. But two of the towns vanished in a matter of years, and many of the activities and lifestyles that shaped them were almost entirely forgotten. This book unearths the buried history of this early American community, breathing new life into a region that still rests in Lincoln's shadow. Named after a shallow river that cuts through the prairies of central Illinois, the Sangamo Country was first ... More

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln, Illinois, Sangamo Country, pioneer community, log houses, new towns, state roads, artifacts, prairies, frontier

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780226514246
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226514239.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Mazrim, author