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Robert Pulliam: First settler?

Robert Pulliam (1776-1838) is usually credited with building the first cabin in Sangamon County and therefore being the county‚Äôs first European settler. Historical markers near the site of his first cabin (below) and in downtown Springfield identify him as the … Continue reading

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Talisman steamboat

The Talisman, a “splendid upper cabin steamer,” left Cincinnati on Feb. 2, 1832, bound for Springfield via the Ohio, Mississippi, Illinois and — most importantly to central Illinoisans — the Sangamon rivers. The venture raised hopes that the Sangamon could … Continue reading

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