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Illinois State Bird: Cardinal
Top Five Facts
1. ) Chicago, known as the "Windy City" is the third largest city in America, and the largest city not on an ocean coastline.
2. ) The world’s first skyscaper was erected in Chicago in 1885.
3. ) Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution, banning slavery.
4. ) Chicago is home to the world’s largest cookie and cracker factory.
5. ) Des Plains, Illinois, was the site of the first McDonalds.
Chief Black Hawk
Abraham Lincoln in Depth
This is one of the web’s most comprehensive exhibits on our 16th president for kids. This section also contains numerous printable or interactive activities.
Abraham Lincoln Historical Places
This interactive map describes the many locations in which Abraham Lincoln lived, traveled, or performed work.
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Selected Illinois Video – Abraham Lincoln’s Home