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Carl Sandburg State Historic Site

  • United For Libraries Literary Landmark
  • Bust of Sandburg by Lonnie Stewart
  • Remembrance Rock where the asses of Carl, his wife Paula & daughter Helga are interred.
  • The boardwalk in front of the Visitor Center, Museum and Birthplace Cottage

Author-poet Carl Sandburg was born in the the three-room cottage at 331 E. Third Street in Galesburg on January 6, 1878. The modest house relfects the typcial living conditions of a late-nineteenth-century working-class family and features many furnishings that once belonged to the Sandburg family. Behind the home stands a small wooded park which features the Quotation Walk, a celebration of the Prairie Poet's work and words. It is in this tranquil setting that the ashes of Carl Sandburg and his wife Lilian were liad to rest beneath Remberance Rock.

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