The Story of Bishop Hill - Downloadable Book
This downloadable booklet presents a brief history of Bishop Hill, IL, a Swedish community founded in 1846 by Erik Janson. He led 520 brave Swedish pioneers to Illinois wher ethey began a new life. Study about their travels in a new land and learn how they provided for all their needs without help from the outside. These articles are valuable tools designed for teachers who can use the thematic units in thier classrooms to teach students about how the pioneers survived and built a new community nearly 200 years ago.