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  • Collection: Southern Illinois History

Color illustration of Union soldiers in the foreground, some wounded and some fighting the Confederate soldiers in the background. "BATTLE OF FORT DONELSON" (printed below image). Battle took place in Tennessee, February 16, 1862.

Photograph in 1937 of Wes Brady, former slave from Marshall, Texas, from the Library of Congress. Part of: Portraits of African American ex-slaves from the U.S. Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project slave narratives collections, and…

Construction of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Nicknamed the "Brickyard", the track was constructed using bricks manufactured by the Murphysboro Paving Brick Company.

Pedro Miguel Locks under construction at the Panama Canal, color photo, scanned by Infrogmation from copyright expired book "The Story of the Panama Canal", 1913.

Tri-State Tornado damage to the Baptist Church at Murphysboro, IL, 1925.

Miners gathering at the railroad tracks in Virden, Illinois on October 12, 1898, to meet the trainload of strikebreakers scheduled to arrive by rail.
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