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Buck, Solon J. (1967). Illinois in 1818. University of Illinois Press, Urbana.

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Cronin, William (1991). Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. W.W. Norton & Co.

Davis, James E. (2000). Frontier Illinois. Indiana University Press,.

Davidson, J. Brownlee, and Chase, Leon Wilson (1999, rev. ed. 1908). Farm Machinery: Practical Hints for Handy-men. The Lyons Press.

Faragher, John Mack (1986). Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie. Yale University Press.

Killey, Myrna M. (1998). Illinois’ Ice Age Legacy. Illinois State Geological Survey.

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Woods, John (Paul L. Angle, Ed.) (1968). Two Years’ Residence on the English Prairie of Illinois. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, Chicago. Portions are also online at the Library of Congress’ American Memoroy Project – Travels in America.