Sangamon River


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San·ga·mon River

 (săng′gə-mən)
A river, about 400 km (250 mi) long, of central Illinois flowing southwest and west to the Illinois River.
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In the late summer of 1819, a German settler newly arrived in Illinois set off with a guide to explore Central Illinois and the Sangamon River Valley.
Concerned that the getaway driver to his armed robbery would provide information to the police, Matthew Higgins-Vogt shot the driver multiple times in a wooded area near the Sangamon River in Decatur, Illinois.
King and Johnson (1977) compared vegetation with topography in the Sangamon River watershed.
To that end we examined pelts of beavers trapped in the Sangamon River Basin of central Illinois to identify injuries caused by agonistic encounters.
In 1832 the young Lincoln helped clear away physical obstructions on the Sangamon River and then piloted a riverboat upstream almost as far as Springfield.
Masters took names and other information from the Spoon River and Sangamon River cemeteries in Illinois where he grew up, combining fact, fiction, imagination, and speculation.
The only problem with this tale is that, according to the railroad timetables, the minister would have had to arrive on a train that did not run, and the two men would have had to chop ice and then plunge into the frozen Sangamon River. Similarly, activist C.
John believes the buck ranged for about a mile to the Sangamon River's bottom and throughout the wooded sections and open fields.
An upland southern culture dominated in the southern quarter of the state and extended northwestward through the Sangamon River area and across the Illinois River.
In fact, one of Lincoln's life-changing moments occurred in 1831 when a flat-boat he was crewing loaded with hogs and barrels of bacon, pork, and corn became grounded on the Sangamon River below the town of New Salem, Illinois.
But with so many companies and farms polluting the Sangamon River, we can never be sure.