Exploring the Land of Lincoln

The Essential Guide to Illinois Historic Sites
Author: Charles Titus
Discovering Illinois through twenty of the state's most important places
Cloth – $110
Paper – $19.95
eBook – $14.95
Publication Date
Paperback: 02/23/2021
Cloth: 02/23/2021
Series: 3 Fields Books
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About the Book

A one-of-a-kind travel guide, Exploring the Land of Lincoln invites road-trippers and history buffs to explore the Prairie State's most extraordinary historic sites. Charles Titus blends storytelling with in-depth research to highlight twenty must-see destinations selected for human drama, historical and cultural relevance, and their far-reaching impact on the state and nation. Maps, illustrations, and mileage tables encourage readers to create personal journeys of exploration to, and beyond, places like Cahokia, the Lincoln sites, Nauvoo, and Chicago's South Side Community Art Center.

Detailed and user-friendly, Exploring the Land of Lincoln is the only handbook you need for the sights and stories behind the names on the map of Illinois.

About the Author

Charles Titus is an emeritus member of the history department at Eastern Illinois University. He is a coeditor of When the Nation Called a Third Time: Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Knox, Kentucky: The Vietnam Era.


"The guide is easy to read and the author poetic in his descriptions. . . . The book also has an extremely well-researched appendix that includes additional sites within regions for the reader to explore." --Journal Gazette and Times-Courier


"Charles Titus taught Illinois history to a generation of students at Eastern Illinois University. Now this book will guide many more through essential sites in the four corners of the Prairie State. Hungry for more? Then visit 'additional sites' and peruse his carefully pruned bibliography. You’ll be glad you did!"--Debra Reid, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment, The Henry Ford


•  Winner, Superior Achievement Award, Illinois Sate Historical Society, 2022