A heavy snowfall in February 1908 put a halt to this steam locomotive along the Illinois Central Railroad’s “Bloomer Line.”
Early on in my internship I began noticing interesting items on the censuses. While many occupations are familiar even today (photographer, dressmaker, tayloress, student), there were plenty of unusual occupations that made me investigate more...
Rachel Crothers is all but unknown today as America's most successful female playwright.
Barbara Egger was a part of a women's suffrage group that lobbied in Springfield in 1909.