Prairie Albion: An English Settlement in Pioneer Illinois

Prairie Albion: An English Settlement in Pioneer Illinois

By: Charles Boewe

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This story of the English Settlement in pioneer Illinois is compiled from the eyewitness accounts of the participants. The founders, Morris Birkbeck and George Flower, as well as their associates and the many visitors to their prairie settlement, wrote mainly for immediate and sometimes controversial ends. Charles Boewe has selected excerpts from letters, descriptions, diaries, histories, and periodicals within a chronological framework to emphasize the implicit drama of the settlers' deeds as they searched for a suitable site, founded their colony, and augmented their forces with new arrivals from England. No less dramatic is the subsequent estrangement of the two founders, the disillusionment of many of the English settlers, the untimely death of Birkbeck, and the financial ruin of Flower. 317 pages. Names include: Birkbeck, Blane, Flower, Grece, Leseur, Palmer,

Title: Prairie Albion: An English Settlement in Pioneer Illinois

Author Name: Charles Boewe

Categories: Illinois County History, Illinois,

Binding: Library

Book Condition: Used, Fair

Type: Hardcover

lbs: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: mcil1800

Keywords: Illinois, Illinois Territory, English Settlement, prairie, pioneer, Birkbeck, Blane, Flower, Grece, Leseur, Palmer, ,