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Galesburg in Knox County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Carl Sandburg State Historic Site

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— Literary Landmarks Register —

 
 
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 23, 2020
1. Carl Sandburg State Historic Site Marker
Inscription.  Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Lincoln biographer, was born in the adjacent three-room cottage and grew up in Galesburg. The Illinois prairie landscape of his childhood provided imagery used in his writings, prose, poems and children's stories. His book Rootabaga Stories was written for his three daughters and The American Songbag is a collection of American folk tunes that are still taught to children today.
 
Erected 2015 by Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian; Illinois State Library and Illinois Center for the Book.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Literary Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 40° 56.177′ N, 90° 21.957′ W. Marker is in Galesburg, Illinois, in Knox County. Marker is on East 3rd Street just east of South Kellogg Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 E 3rd St, Galesburg IL 61401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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of this marker. Carl Sandburg Birthplace (here, next to this marker); The Fifth Debate (approx. half a mile away); Stephen A. Douglas at Knox College (approx. half a mile away); Abraham Lincoln Knox College (approx. half a mile away); This Memorial Tablet (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Main (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln-Douglas Debate (approx. 0.6 miles away); 614 East South Street (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galesburg.
 
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 23, 2020
2. Carl Sandburg State Historic Site Marker
Carl Sandburg image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Library of Congress
3. Carl Sandburg
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 101 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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