Cover for CALKINS: They Broke the Prairie

They Broke the Prairie

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.

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