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Historical and archaeological research on Brooklyn, Illinois, also known as Lovejoy, Illinois, the first incorporated African-American town

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Elijah Lovejoy and Quincy abolitionists - Herald-Whig -

Alton Telegraph photo of work being done on the Square to round off the corners and widen the roadway. State House Square, Alton, Illinois

Alton Telegraph photo of work being done on the Square to round off the corners and widen the roadway.

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Elijah Lovejoy, a Presbyterian minister & abolitionist who was murdered in Alton, Illinois by a pro-slavery mob while trying to defend his printing presses from being destroyed.

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Was this the cabin store that great great grandpa Lurton built?

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