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 Posted: Tue Oct 9th, 2007 10:04 pm
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I heard from Ed (Class of '68), but I know there are a few more of you IC folks here, so let me hear from you. Shout out your class year, major, minor(s) (if any), and favorite prof.

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Daniel Sauerwein
Class of 2006
Major: History
Minors: Economics and Geography (I am probably the last Geog. minor at the Hilltop)
Fav. Prof.: Dr. James Davis (Kudos to Dr. Kunath also)

I wish I could be there for homecoming, but I am in ND at graduate school, but I stopped by ol' IC this summer and the place looks good. To all IC alums going to homecoming, have a great time.

Daniel Sauerwein '06



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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2007 01:52 am
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More importantly Ed, is how did a Southern boy end up staying in Illinois :D.



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   Some parts of Illinois are farther south than Richmond.



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Very true, Texas. And Indiana and Ohio as well. Haven't got a number, but of the "northern" boys that wore gray, most came from those areas. (Although I've heard of only about 2 companies from Little Egypt.)

Much of that response might be due to the Tennessee and Kentucky folks taking advantage of the open flatland when it became available.

I have a question. Where is IC?

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Ole-

   I regret that I must disagree with your contention that parts of Indiana and Ohio are south of Richmond.

   The latitude of Richmond is 37.553N.

Richmond, Virginia VA, city profile (Richmond City) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk

 

   The latitude of the southernmost point in Ohio is 38.4010N.

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   The latitude of the southernmost point in Indiana is 37.7706N.

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   Close. :D



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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2007 10:14 pm
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There's at least two buried in my hometown of Jerseyville. Col. William Fulkerson, who's mansion still stands north of town and one of his sons are buried in the city cemetery.

Ole,

Illinois College was founded at Jacksonville, IL in 1829 and held the first class in Jan. 1830. Like Ed said, it is in the west central part of IL. IC has a rich Civil War related history. We are also the alma mater for William Jennings Bryan '81 (Ed I know that since you are a Sig, you know of WJB). It served as a stop on the Underground Railroad (the campus is now part of the National URR trail, or something to that effect) and a majority of students and staff served on both sides in the war, with most serving the Union, which is how we got our nickname the Blueboys. That nickname has been the source of some embarrassment. I have heard (and Ed correct me if I am wrong) that Tom Rowland, when he had to announce the college and its mascot at his NFL tryout, said he went to Illinois College, home of the Tigers because he did not want to be teased for the Blueboys nickname. That's just what I heard from another alum. Ed is right about falling in love with the campus. It is beautiful, with several buildings being over 75 years old.

Getting the thread back on topic, where are the rest of the IC alums?



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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2007 05:52 am
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Ed,

I think half of Beecher (the north half I believe) was built in 1829. At least that is what the plaque on it says.



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Jacksonville?

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