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P-51D Aircraft (National Register)

Palmer Hotel 

Palmer Tuberculosis Sanitarium 

Dr. George Palmer (public health expert)

Park Sherman Company

The Pasfield House (Springfield historic site)

Pasfield Family (1830s to 1930)

Paving crew, early 1900s (photo)

Pawnee

Pawnee High School fire, 1958

Pawnee Railroad 

The Payne Stone Age Collection

Peacock Inn

Emmet Pearson (First Citizen)

Pensacola

Mark Peterman (basketball coach)

David L. Phillips (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Photograph collections online

John Picco (gangland murders)

Pillsbury Mills

Pizza in Springfield

Charles E. Planck (killer of Lincoln family dog)

Planes flown by Illinois National Guard, Springfield

Planned Parenthood

Pleasant Plains

Pleasant Plains High class of 1924: ‘How We Come to School’

Poisoning and racial controversy, 1860

Police alert lights (1912-36)

Police news, 1883

Police officers killed in the line of duty

The political rise of the Adamitis and Yacubasky families (Lithuanians in Springfield)

Population changes, 1840-2010

Portuguese immigrants 

C.W. Post (cereal entrepreneur)

The potato matinee of 1925

Potawatomi Trail of Death

Paul Powell shoebox scandal

George Power Farmstead

John Carroll Power (historian, Lincoln Tomb custodian)

John Carroll Power on the founding of Springfield

J. Frank Prather (shorthorn cattle breeder)

Price-Prather House, Williamsville (National Register)

Princess Theater

Progressive Mine Workers Auxiliary march, 1933 (mine union war)

Prohibition referendums in Sangamon County, 1908-17

Prohibition violence in Sangamon County 

Richard Pryor (comedian)

Robert Pulliam: First settler?

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Race riot of 1908

Racine-Sattley Manufacturing Co. 

Radio beginnings in Springfield 

Radio brings the 1929 World Series to Springfield (photo)

Rauch’s Mill 

Mattie S. Rayburn Memorial, Oak Ridge Cemetery

Rayfield automobiles 

Abraham Raymer (Springfield race riot)

Rechner’s Bakery

Refrigerator delivery, ca. 1930 (photo)

George Reisch discusses prohibition

Harriett Reid, women’s rights activist

Reisch Brewery 

Adelaide O’Brien Rentschler (aviator)

Retail Grocers Association

Retail Merchants Association

Nellie Revell (publicist, author & celebrity)

Revolutionary War veterans buried in Sangamon County

Meredith Rhule (World War II hero)

George Richardson (Springfield race riot)

Riddle Hill 

Ridgely family

Ridgely village

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1933

Riverton

‘Riverton Riot’ of 1906

Road lane striping plan, 1921

Robbery of Rochester State Bank, 1930 

Octavia Roberts Corneau (writer)

Lora Hieronymus Robie (educator, book lover)

Robin Roberts (Baseball Hall of Fame)

Robin Roberts Stadium

Rochester

W.H. Roland women’s clothing

Noah Roll (slain police officer)

‘The Rolling Mills’

Sgt. James Rollman (WWI flu hero)

Clarence Root (weather forecaster)

Julius Rosenwald (philanthropist)

Rotary Club of Springfield

Route 66 in Sangamon County

Robert Rudolph (brewmaster, showman)

Rudolph Opera House 

Rural mail delivery begins, 1896

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Sacred Heart Academy (closed high schools)

Salisbury High School (closed high schools)

Sangamo Electric Co. 

Sangamo Town

Sangamo Township

“Sangamon”: Origin of the name

The Sangamon Country, 1819 (Ferdinand Ernst)

The Sangamon Country, 1832 (William Cullen Bryant)

Sangamon County, 1837 (H.E. Ellsworth)

Sangamon County boundary maps

Sangamon County centennial marker dedication, 1921 (photo)

Sangamon County Fair

Sangamon County Farm Bureau

Sangamon County farm memories

Sangamon County, founding of

Sangamon County geology

Sangamon County historic landmarks

Sangamon County Historical Society

Sangamon County Historical Society publications

Sangamon County Jail conditions, 1847 (Dorothea Dix)

Sangamon County Jail, 1914 (Springfield Survey photo)

Sangamon County place name origins

Sangamon Ordnance Plant

Sangamon County poets

Sangamon County Poor Farm

Sangamon County Poor Farm, 1914 (Springfield Survey photo)

‘Poor House Rules’ — the drawings of Alfred S. Harkness

Sangamon County/Springfield timeline, 1818-40

Sangamon Stage (geological period)

Saputo’s Twins Corner

Santa Anna’s artificial leg

Sattley Manufacturing Co. 

Nicholas Schlangen (brewer)

Mary Lou Schneider (Smokey’s Den)

School problems, 1914 (Springfield Survey photo)

John Schroeder (auto dealer)

Second Presbyterian Church 

Senate Theater

Clarence Senor (African-American history interviews)

Peggy Senor (African-American history interviews)

Serial murderers

Shaheen’s Springfield Speedway

The Shakespeare Club

Asa Shaw (1828 pioneers)

Mack, Frank and Mary ‘Polly’ Shelby (1828 pioneers)

Mary and John Sherill (1828 pioneers)

Sheriffs, 1821-2015 (list)

Sheriff’s ouster, 1933

Sherman

Frank Sherry (hammer assaults)

‘Shinbone Alley’

Tom Shrewsbury (Springfield Muni Opera)

Silas Hotel 

Slot machine hijacker reforms (Springfield Lithuanians)

Hettie Bunker Smith (prosthetics artist)

J. Emil Smith (newspaperman, mayor)

Smokey’s Den

Southern Air restaurant

Southern View

Soybeans

Charles H. Spaulding (water purification innovator)

Spaulding Orchard

Spaulding village

Willis J. Spaulding (Springfield utilities commissioner)

Spring Creek Covered Bridge fire, 1977

Rev. Francis Springer (Lutheran leader)

1850s Springfield, in four mysterious paintings

Springfield Boiler Co. 

Springfield Brewery (1840-1860s)

Springfield Brewing Co. (1933-1940s)

Springfield Ceramics and Crafts Club

Springfield city charter election, 1840

Springfield city flag

Springfield city plan, 1925 (‘The West Plan’)

Springfield College in Illinois 

Springfield Fire Department, 1925 (photo)

Springfield, founding of 

Springfield Furniture Co. 

Springfield Glove Co., 1912 (photo)

Springfield High School explosions, 1932

Springfield High School graduating class, 1914 (brochure)

Springfield High loses 1933 basketball championship (YouTube)

Springfield historic sites

Springfield Hospital and Training School 

Springfield in 1828 (map)

Springfield in 1867 (map)

Springfield in 1912 (‘General Facts,’ Springfield Commercial Association)

Springfield in 1916 (map)

Springfield in 1939 (Federal Writers Project)

Springfield Iron Co. 

Springfield Junior College 

Springfield Library Association

‘Springfield Magical’ (Vachel Lindsay)

Springfield mayors

Springfield Motor Car Co. 

Springfield Municipal Opera

Springfield public high schools timeline

Springfield Redemption Home

Springfield School District desegregation order (1976)

Springfield school superintendents (list)

Springfield street car service

Springfield street name changes 

Springfield square, 1859 (photos)

Springfield Survey, 1914 

Springfield Woolen Mills

Ss. Peter and Paul Church

St. Agatha School 

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Mission

St. Barbara Slovenian Catholic Church

St. Francis of Assisi Church

St. James Trade School 

St. John’s Hospital 

St. Joseph’s Home

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 

St. Vincent de Paul Church (Springfield Lithuanians)

Stable fire, 1915

Stasukinas family (Alby’s tavern)

Statehouse dome lighting 

Dr. Dominic Sterbini (vice consul)

Adlai Stevenson II in Springfield

Judge Lawrence Stone

Thomas Strawbridge (1828 pioneers)

Street car ‘war’ of 1890

Bettie Stuart Institute

John Todd Stuart’s memoir of early Springfield

Stuart Elementary School

James A. Stubbs masonry 

The Sudden Change

The Sugar Bowl restaurants

Sugar Creek Covered Bridge

Sulfur spring, Loami 

Billy Sunday revival (1909)

The Sunnyside Circle

Sunshine School 

Michael Swango

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Walter Tabor (Maldaner’s restaurant)

Talisman steamboat

Gov. John Tanner monument, Oak Ridge Cemetery

Dominic Tarro (gangland murders)

Col. John Taylor (1828 pioneers)

Judge John Wickliffe Taylor House

Telegraph reaches Springfield

Telephone service begins

Temple B’rith Sholom

Temple Israel 

Thayer

Harry Thornton, theater manager

Three-I League, 1903-15

Dr. John Todd (1828 pioneers, ‘People Lincoln knew’)

Torrence Mill 

Tornado of 1883

Tornado of 1957 

Totem pole (Illinois State Museum)

The Town House

Township government

Tramping in Springfield, 1882

Samuel H. Treat (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Tree-sitting fad, 1930

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

Trip to Springfield, 1852 (letter)

Tuxhorn garage and towing

Twin tornadoes of 2006

Sharon Tyndale murder mystery, 1871

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Under the Gas-Light: Or Lights and Shadows in the State Capital of Illinois (1879)

Union Station 

Unit W (World War I)

U.S. Senators with Sangamon County ties

Ursuline Academy (closed high schools)

Ursuline Sisters

Utopian Socialism in Sangamon County

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Martin Van Buren meets Abraham Lincoln

Nathaniel Van Noy (hung)

Mariah Vance (Lincoln family housekeeper)

Vaudette Theater

Ben Victor (philanthropist, Thrifty Drugs chairman)

Victory Loan Flying Circus, 1919

Villa Valencia 

Virden coal conflict (1898)

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Wabash Railroad Employees Hospital 

‘Waiting for Maud’, Oak Hill Cemetery

Thornton Walker (aviation writer)

William Walling (Springfield race riot)

Hooper Warren (1828 pioneers)

Carmelita Hogan Washington (African-American history interviews)

Washington Park 

Washington Park Children’s Corner, 1914 (Springfield Survey photo)

William Washington (African-American history interviews)

WCBS/WCVS radio

Weather disasters

Weather reports by radio begin (Illiopolis, 1915)

Weaver extortion plot

Weaver Manufacturing

Jessie Palmer Weber (state librarian)

Dr. D.E. Webster

The Wedding of the Rose and the Lotus‘ (Vachel Lindsay)

Wedding customs before the Civil War

Well and privy menace,‘ 1914 (Springfield Survey photo)

Wentworth Club

West End Brewery

West Side Capitol Neighborhood (Fever River Research)

Western Cartridge Co. explosion, 1920

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Wheeland Haven, Riverton

WICS television

Noble Bates Wiggins (hotelier)

The Wigwam

‘Wigwam tree’ and sulfur spring, Loami

Susan Wilcox (educator)

Wil-Hold Hair Setting Bob Pins

A. Morris Williams (lawyer, developer)

Dennis Williams (artist)

John Williams (1828 pioneers)

Police Officer Porter Williams, 1916 (photo)

Williamsville

Williamsville United Methodist Church

Arthur ‘Jingle’ Wilson (Medal of Honor, 1909)

Columbus ‘Pigeon’ Wilson (Sangamon County Poor Farm)

Windstorm damages Solomon Coal Mine, Auburn (1911)

‘Wine to water’ mystery, 1923

L. Winston Associates trade school 

Wolf Creek Mill

Women’s bathing suit controversy, 1916

Women’s literary clubs

Women’s suffrage in Illinois

Women win civil service hiring rights, 1920

Women register to vote, 1914

Women’s vote history, Sangamon County

Suicide of Secretary of State Harry Woods, 1914

Rebecca Woods (servant)

World War I Homecoming Celebration

Amos Worthen (Illinois State Museum)

Erastus Wright (abolitionist)

WTAX radio

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Isidor Yacktis (lawyer, spokesman for Lithuanians)

William Yates Sr. (Republican leader)

Young men at cards, 1840s (photo)

Joe Yucas (‘King of the Lithuanians’)

YWCA building

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Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Frank Zito and the Zito brothers (organized crime)

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