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Author-poet Carl Sandburg was born in the three-room cottage at 313 East Third
Street in Galesburg on January 6, 1878. The modest house reflects the typical
living conditions of a late nineteenth century working-class family. Many of the
furnishings once belonged to the Sandburg family are still in tact. Behind the
house stands a small wooded park. Underneath Remembrance Rock, lie the ashes
of Carl Sandburg, who died in 1967.
Carl August Sandburg was born the son of Swedish immigrants August and
Clara Anderson Sandburg. The elder Sandburg, a blacksmith's helper for the
nearby Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, purchased the cottage in 1873.
Carl, called "Charlie" by the family, was born the second of seven children in
1878. A year later the Sandburgs sold the small cottage in favor of a larger house
in Galesburg. Carl Sandburg worked from the time he was a young boy. He quit
school following his graduation from eighth grade in 18...
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