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Past Tracker


Pre-Statehood Era: 1700-1818

Early Statehood: 1818-1861

Civil War Era:1861-1865

Late 19th Century: 1866-1900

Early 20th Century: 1900-1914

World War I: 1914-1918

The "Roaring" Twenties: 1918-1929

The Great Depression: 1930-1941

World War II: 1941-1945

The Cold War Era: 1946-1991

The Vietnam War: 1960-1975

The Millennium: 1991 - The Present


Past Tracker: An Online Archive Dedicated to the study of Illinois' Past

Welcome to Past Tracker

This website is dedicated to helping educators teach Illinois history. It acts as a database for primary documentation. Search the headings on the left-hand column, and you can narrow your search to a specific era and topic. On each page, you will find links to various document and image files. Also, under the "Resource" heading you can search a variety of discussion questions and lesson plans relating to the documents found on the site.

We Want Your Input!

We are constantly updating the website, and your feedback is an important part of that process. If you have questions, suggestions or other feedback, contact us via e-mail aDr. Debra Reid.

All information included on Past Tracker is intended solely for educational purposes. Eastern Illinois University discourages any inappropriate use of copyrighted material. Questions regarding copyright concerns can be directed to Dr. Debra Reid