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David Hedrick - IHPA legacy

David Hedrick had a long and distinguished career with working at nature and historic sites. These included the Norridge Park District, Jubilee College State Historic Site, and in 1979 the historic Lincoln's New Salem where he took over as Site Superintendent. At that time, David worked in the Department of Natural Resources, but a new agency, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, was established in 1985. Hedrick's excellent management skills led to New Salem becoming one of the premier Lincoln sites in the country.

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Abstract

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Career at DNR, and early years at New Salem

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Site manager for historic New Salem

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David Hedrick, top left, poses with brothers Jim, Paul, Jerry, and sister Jane, circa 1959, in front of an old covered wagon.

Where:

Unknown

When:

circa 1959

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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A group of reenactors in 2006 man a reproduction of the type of flatboat Lincoln would have used in his New Salem days, at the historic village of New Salem.

Where:

New Salem

When:

2006

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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In 1980, David poses with Warren Masten, Eileen Altig, and Rick Welchans, assistants at the New Salem Historic Site. David was the site superintendent.

Where:

New Salem Historic Site

When:

1980

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo

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In 1992, David, site manager, poses with Eileen Altig, assistant site manager, at the dedication of the new Visitor Center at Lincoln New Salem.

Where:

New Salem

When:

1992

Ownership:

Narrator’s photo



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