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John Spencer
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John Spencer lives and works along the picturesque Sangamon River in the heart of Illinois. He earned his B.A. in Art from the University of Illinois, is a U.S. Navy veteran of Desert Storm and recipient of both the Naut Tahrir al-Kuwait and National Defense medals but it was in his role as assistant to the Historic Sites Director at an Illinois prairie preserve that his interest in antebellum Illinois was piqued. Months spent conducting research for the preserve led to a desire to relate the story of two of the West's most unsung heroes; the reluctant abolitionist and the fiery New England puritan, both of whom were formidable forces with which to contend on the burgeoning frontier.
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It is the autumn of 1858 and on the prairies of Central Illinois Lycurgus (Surge) Sherwood has been more concerned with the day to day business of his farm in Marshall County than with the runaway slaves that filter up the Dixon Trail on the Underground Railroad. When his sister is ruthlessly murdered by Mississippi bounty hunters Surge suddenly finds himself embroiled in the clandestine and unlawful Freedom Train.
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Book Signing, February 19th, 12-2:00PM Prairie Archives, 522 E Adams Street Springfield, Illinois
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