Remembrance Rock

The home where poet and author Carl Sandburg was born is located at 331 East Third Street in Galesburg, Illinois. Next to this humble home is a small park where Carl, his wife, Lilian, and two of their daughters had their ashes buried under Remembrance Rock.

Photographs taken on August 19, 2004 by J. Crandell

"For it could be a place to come and remember"

Carl August Sandburg Jan. 6, 1878 - Jul. 22, 1967
Lilian Steichen Sandburg 1883 - Feb. 18, 1977


Chicago Poems


The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

--Carl Sandburg

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