The Sangamon County Historical Society has published a number of books and articles on County history.  We have placed a few of the hard to find and/or out-of-print publications below. Those that are available to purchase are listed below. Download the order form using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Adobe Reader, get it now.

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$5.00 A WALK THROUGH OAK RIDGE CEMETERY
By Floyd S. Barringer, M.D. and Richard L. Kahne
A walking tour booklet of Springfield, Illinois’s historic Oak Ridge Cemetery, home to the tomb of Abraham Lincoln. Other notable monuments, including those of several Illinois governors, are described.
$5.00 SUMMER OF RAGE, THE SPRINGFIELD RACE RIOT OF 1908
By James Krohe, Jr.
First published in 1973, this short account describes the highlights of one of the most violent events in the history of Springfield, Illinois.
$8.00 TOUR OF HISTORIC SPRINGFIELD
By Floyd S. Barringer, M.D.
A richly illustrated study of many of Springfield, Illinois’ present-day historic sites as well as a description of the city in its early days. A foldout map is included to show the tour route.
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$3.00 C.C. BROWN, LAWYER, CITIZEN
By Charles A. Chapin
The illustrious career of Springfield lawyer Christopher C. Brown is presented.
$3.00 FRANK ZITO, SPRINGFIELD’S GODFATHER
By Doug Pokorski
Frank Zito had a long, successful career in providing protection from both law enforcement and outside competition for those Springfield, Illinois residents involved in illegal activities.
$3.00 THE SPIRIT OF SPRINGFIELD’S EARLY AFRICAN-AMERICANS 1818-1859
By Richard E. Hart
Springfield historian Richard E. Hart presents findings from his extensive research on the early African-American residents of Springfield, Illinois.

 

The publications below may not be re-printed or produced without permission of the Sangamon County Historical Society.

BARELY A TRACE:  
What's left of the Old Indian Trail known as Edwards Trace

Other publications from the Sangamon County Historical Society