They Broke the Prairie

Author: Earnest Elmo Calkins
Introduction by Rodney O. Davis
Paper – $22
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1989
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About the Book

First published in 1937 in honor of the Galesburg and Knox College Centenary, the book contains a wealth of lively details and amusing anecdotes. Calkins traces the progress of the community and the college through the arrival of the railroad, slave running, abolitionist confrontations, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Civil War, and the postwar era.