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#1339 – 1968 6c Illinois Statehood

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Issue Date:  February 12, 1968

City:  Shawneetown, IL

Quantity:  141,350,000

Printed By:  Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Printing Method:  Lithographed, engraved

Perforations:  11

Color:  Dark blue, blue, red and ocher

 

This stamp was issued for the 150th anniversary of Illinois’ statehood.

 

Illinois’ Road to Statehood

Fewer than 2,000 whites lived in Illinois when the American Revolution began in Massachusetts.  These people were missionaries, fur traders, farmers, and British soldiers.  George Rogers Clark of Virginia led a force of frontiersmen, known as the “Big Knives,” against the British in Illinois.  Rogers was able to capture Kaskaskia and Cahokia in 1778.  Illinois was then made a county of Virginia.

 

As the representatives of the states prepared to sign the Articles of Confederation, Maryland refused to ratify the document unless Virginia and other states that held western lands gave up their claims.  So, in 1784, Virginia gave Illinois to the federal government.  When Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, Illinois was made part of the Northwest Territory.  In 1800, it became part of the Indiana Territory.  Then in 1809, present-day Illinois and Wisconsin were grouped together as the Illinois Territory.

 

On December 3, 1818, Illinois achieved statehood.  However, at that time, only the southern third of the state was settled.  Nathaniel Pope, the territorial governor, had the northern border pushed to its current boundary.  This gave the state access to the Chicago port area, lead deposits around Galena, and the rich dairy areas of the north.  Today, more than two thirds of the state’s population lives in this northern territory.  In 1837, the capital was changed to Springfield – Abraham Lincoln was the key proponent of this change.

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Issue Date:  February 12, 1968

City:  Shawneetown, IL

Quantity:  141,350,000

Printed By:  Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Printing Method:  Lithographed, engraved

Perforations:  11

Color:  Dark blue, blue, red and ocher

 

This stamp was issued for the 150th anniversary of Illinois’ statehood.

 

Illinois’ Road to Statehood

Fewer than 2,000 whites lived in Illinois when the American Revolution began in Massachusetts.  These people were missionaries, fur traders, farmers, and British soldiers.  George Rogers Clark of Virginia led a force of frontiersmen, known as the “Big Knives,” against the British in Illinois.  Rogers was able to capture Kaskaskia and Cahokia in 1778.  Illinois was then made a county of Virginia.

 

As the representatives of the states prepared to sign the Articles of Confederation, Maryland refused to ratify the document unless Virginia and other states that held western lands gave up their claims.  So, in 1784, Virginia gave Illinois to the federal government.  When Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, Illinois was made part of the Northwest Territory.  In 1800, it became part of the Indiana Territory.  Then in 1809, present-day Illinois and Wisconsin were grouped together as the Illinois Territory.

 

On December 3, 1818, Illinois achieved statehood.  However, at that time, only the southern third of the state was settled.  Nathaniel Pope, the territorial governor, had the northern border pushed to its current boundary.  This gave the state access to the Chicago port area, lead deposits around Galena, and the rich dairy areas of the north.  Today, more than two thirds of the state’s population lives in this northern territory.  In 1837, the capital was changed to Springfield – Abraham Lincoln was the key proponent of this change.