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The history of Illinois may be defined by several broad historical periods, namely, the pre-Columbian period, the era of European exploration and colonization, ...

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Nov 9, 2009 ... The first Europeans to visit Illinois were the French explorers Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette in 1673, but the region was ceded to Britain ...

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A century ago, as the United States advanced from an agrarian to an industrial nation, one historian described Illinois as having a more significant history than ...

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Discover the history, stories and people of Illinois. Visit historic communities, meet American presidents and tour a prehistoric city.

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Kids learn about the history and timeline of the state of Illinois including early explorers, Native Americans, settlers, Black Hawk War, Civil War, and the Chicago ...

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Information on Illinois — economy, government, culture, state map and flag, major cities, points of interest, famous residents, state motto, symbols, nicknames,  ...

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Illinois History. See Illinois' Symbols. Early Illinois History. Map of early villages in Illinois Before Illinois became a State, it was known as the Illinois Territory.

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Cahokia, Illinois including most of central and southern Illinois. .... The destruction of the Illini after contact is one of the great tragedies in North American history.

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The goal is to add news and events from all over the state to celebrate Illinois' rich history. Get involved and get the word out about news and events in your area ...