Self-Published Book
6:28 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Photos Document Today’s Forgottonia

One of the images from Forgottonia
Credit Bruce Morton

Bruce Morton didn’t appreciate the surroundings while he grew up in Hancock County.

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Emphasis – May 24
10:38 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Remembering the Governor of Forgottonia

Neal Gamm in Fandon, the capitol of Forgottonia
Credit WIU Libraries Archives & Special Collections

For this week’s Emphasis, we present the documentary Remembering the Governor of Forgottonia.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the tongue-in-cheek political campaign that helped put western Illinois on the map – sort of.  Neal Gamm, a bushy-haired, energetic, theater student at Western Illinois University, declared 16 counties should secede from the US and found the Republic of Forgottonia.

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