U.S. State & Local History

Lake Sara, the Hidden Jewel in America's Heartland front cover

Lake Sara: The Hidden Jewel in America's Heartland

By: Jack Schultz with Nash Naam MD


A history of the creation of Lake Sara, a man-made lake completed in 1957 to provide a water reservoir for Effingham, Illinois after a drought that lasted from 1952-1955 left...

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Son of Southern Illinois: Glenn Poshard’s Life in Politics and Education

By: Carl Walworth with Glen Poshard


This first biography of Glenn Poshard traces the life of a young man who rose from rural poverty in Southern Illinois to become a United States congressman and president of...