During the period that Vandalia served as Illinois capital, Abraham Lincoln and others who walked these streets couldnt just buy a quilt or a basket. They had to make them.
The people of Vandalia, back in the 1830s, didnt have a radio or television for entertainment. They had only bands that performed the popular music of that period.
Illinois earliest residents didnt have restaurants that served fast food or family meals. They had to cook their meals over a fire.
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