Selected Books about Pioneer Life in Early Illinois


Each book entry on site pages has a brief description and a link to the free online book.


Illinois Biographies & Memoirs page

Bacheller, Irving, A Man for the Ages: A Story of the Builders of Democracy

Burlend, Rebecca, A True Picture of Emigration, or, Fourteen Years in the Interior of North America (etc.)

Hubbard, Gurdon S., The Autobiography of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, Pa-pa-ma-ta-be, “The Swift Walker”

Reynolds, John, My Own Times, embracing also the History of my Life

Tillson, Christiana H., A Woman’s Story of Pioneer Illinois

Illinois Explorers and Travelers page

Faux, William, Memorable days in America; being a journal of a tour to the United States (etc.)

Illinois Local History page

Burroughs, Burt E., Legends and Tales of Homeland on the Kankakee

Illinois Social History page

Matson, N., Pioneers of Illinois, containing a Series of Sketches relating to Events that occurred previous to 1813 (etc.)

Perryman, F. M., Pioneer Life in Illinois

Strand, A. E., comp. and ed., A History of the Norwegians of Illinois; (etc.)

Waller, Elbert, Illinois Pioneer Days

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