Image from page 38 of “The prairie spirit in landscape gardening; what the people of Illinois have done and can do toward designing and planting public and private grounds for efficiency and beauty” (1915)
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Title: The prairie spirit in landscape gardening; what the people of Illinois have done and can do toward designing and planting public and private grounds for efficiency and beauty
Year: 1915 (1910s)
Authors: Miller, Wilhelm, b. 1869
Subjects: Landscape gardening
Publisher: Urbana, University of Illinois
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
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speech andwill urge toleration in matters of con-science. I will help Illinois enlarge and improveher cities by promoting cooperation oremulation among neighboring communities,and I will not work against nearby towns. I will help Illinois preserve and restoreher sacred shrines of native beauty by ex-tending the state and local park system forthe recreation of soul and body. I will do what I can to develop a livingcivic art, as the Athenians did. I will endeavor to make my communityso comfortable and beautiful that her chil-dren will always wish to live here andshare in the perfecting of our civilization. I will try to build a permanent home sur-rounded by many permanent plants nativeto Illinois. As a public token of my loyalty I willplant beside the foundation of my homesome Illinois roses to remind me andothers of the Illinois spirit. 1 will work persistently to express thehighest ideals of all citizens in a compre-hensive city plan for extending, developing,and beautifying the city.
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The Illinois Spirit in Landscape Gariienr./j–DovelcFing tV.n Nritive TijSl5ty instead of Copying a Foreign TypeItaly has her cypresses, Scotland has her pines, theTiac, has her mountain laurel, and Illinois has her hawthorns, crab apples, bur oaks, and prairie rose.Does your community own a spot like this, which can be used for pageants, folk dances, readings, religious meetings, and the citizens oath? (A scene in Graceland.) Rogers 6 Hall Co., Printers, Chicago, Illinois
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