The Life Of Carl Sandburg
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Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois on January 6, 1878. He lived
to become a Pulitzer Prize winning poet and biographer of Abraham Lincoln,
novelist, journalist, children's author, and troubador of American folk songs.
He grew up in the fields of Illinois, travelled the box cars of the midwest,
campaigned for the Socialist party, was film critic and Chicago advocate.
Carl Sandburg's poetry expresses the hearty, earthy nature of America,
finding both soft and harsh beauty amongst her people. Sandburg died on
Saturday, July 22, 1967, at his home in North Carolina. On October 1,
1967, his ashes were buried beneath "Remembrance Rock" at his birthplace
in Galesburg, Illinois. Two of Sandburg's homes are now historic sites. The
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site, his boyhood home in Galesburg, is where
the poet and his wife rest for the remainder of time. Contact the Carl
Sandburg Historic Site Association for hours of operation and special event
information. At the time of his death, Carl Sandburg lived in North Carolina.
The home is now a National Park with a nice bookstore containing new
books and materials about the author. Write to them for ordering information.
The Blockhead Travel Itinerary also has an interesting discussion of the
Sandburg house. John Heasly also maintains a wonderful Carl Sandburg
Historic Site Association w...
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