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Ticket deadline for history event

Published: Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

FRANKLIN GROVE – Brian “Fox” Ellis, a storyteller and historian, will present a portrayal of Gen. John A. “Black Jack” Logan, an American soldier and political leader, at a dinner on April 26 at Franklin Creek Grist Mill, 1893 Twist Road.

Tickets will be available through Sunday for $25 each.

The meal will begin at 6 p.m., and Ellis’ presentation will begin at 7.

Born in Murphysboro, Ill., Logan was a racist and an author of the state’s Black Laws, as a member of the Illinois Legislature, before he later became an advocate for African-American equality and education.

He served as a general in the Union army during the Civil War. He also founded Memorial Day as a national holiday.

To buy tickets, call Julie Hage at 815-631-9181 or Ellen Baker at 815-456-2283.

Visit www.franklincreekgristmill.com for more information.

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