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Becoming a State the Illinois Way: Creative Accounting and Humble Beginnings

02/23/19 02:00PM - 03:00PM

Becoming a State the Illinois Way: Creative Accounting and Humble Beginnings – North Branch

In her presentation, "Becoming a State the Illinois Way: Creative Accounting and Humble Beginnings," award-winning Springfield writer and author Tara McClellan McAndrew will discuss how Illinois Territory leaders fudged figures and maneuvered to make our land a state. She will also describe some of the challenges we faced as a new state, like finding a place for our leaders to meet.

Location: Peoria Public Library - Peoria, Illinois
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