By Carl Sandburg
Born in 1878, Carl Sandburg grew with the USA. As a boy he performed, studied, and matured in Galesburg, Illinois. Sandburg's memory can provide a nostalgic view of small-town existence and a useful standpoint on American historical past. Index.
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