Stories of Springfield

Life in Lincoln's Town

What happened when the brother of Abraham Lincoln's assassin met Lincoln's son? Why did newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst buy a cow pasture near Petersburg, Illinois? Did hundreds of Illinoisans really spot "airships" over the Prairie State in the late 1800s?

Enjoy stories about famous and infamous Illinoisans -- the comic, the tragic, and the completely unexpected.



"From articles about Abraham Lincoln and his wife to stories about the 1908 race riots, readers will enjoy the fascinating stories within these pages."

Curtis Mann, Springfield, Illinois City Historian