A Cumberland Presbyterian School, stood on the knoll west of this spot. It was founded by George Latimer, a grandson of Col. Jonathan Latimer and served the community as church and school for thirty years, when it was united with the school at . . . — — Map (db m155971) HM
Carl Sandburg, poet and historian, was born in this modest three-room cottage
on January 6, 1878. He was the son of a Swedish immigrant railroad worker. Carl
attended Lombard College in Galesburg, and his first poetry was published in
this town. . . . — — Map (db m150543) HM
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, . . . — — Map (db m150544) HM
Founded in 1837 by George Washington Gale, who led a group from upper New York State here to establish a Christian manual labor college and a community.
Knox College and the City of Galesburg stand as testimony to the efforts of these . . . — — Map (db m150559) HM
On October 7, 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephan A. Douglas met in Galesburg for the fifth of seven joint debates. From a platform erected along the east side of Old Main on the Knox College campus, Lincoln said: "He is blowing out the moral lights . . . — — Map (db m37056) HM
Lincoln and Douglas
debated here on October 7, 1858.
Their joint meeting was one of seven across Illinois as they
contested Stephen A. Douglas's seat in the Senate that summer and fall. Here in . . . — — Map (db m150565) HM
Designed by C. W. & George L. Rapp, built 1915-16 for the “princely sum” of $135,000, it opened in August, 1916. Forming part of the “Orpheum Circuit” which included such performers as the Marx Brothers, George Burns and . . . — — Map (db m150567) HM
First built on this site in 1869, destroyed by fire and subsequently rebuilt in 1872. Built in a grand manner of brick and stone, it stood four stories high. Later re-named the Broadview Hotel, it was once again destroyed by fire in 1969. — — Map (db m150556) HM
In this area stood a Potawatomi village when Michael Fraker arrived from Kentucky about 1830. With kindness and understanding he negotiated a peaceful settlement with the Indians and became the first permanent settler in northeastern Knox County. . . . — — Map (db m150572) HM