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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sunderine Temple  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1936 in Wardell, Missouri

-- Sunderine Temple on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sunderine Temple is in charge of interpreation at the Illnois' Fifth Capitol. She is still an impressive guide when she can find the time, inspiring her guests with her knowledge. She go-wrote this wonderful book with her husband, historian Dr. Wayne C. Temple.

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Titles At Your Library

Abraham Lincoln and Illinois' Fifth Capitol
ISBN: 193227815X

Mayhaven Publishing. 2006

“No one knows more about Springfield or its State Capitol than the city’s legendary resident historian Wayne C. Temple, or his wife, the building’s longtime guide, Sunderine Temple. In their new book they combine prodigious research, an unerring appreciation for the great men who made history in this landmark, an ear for lively stories, and a dazzling storehouse of intricate detail, to create a long-needed, enchanting, and definitive study of one of the most important buildings in the life of Abraham Lincoln and his hometown. At last, one of Springfield’s great temples has found the perfect Temples to chronicle it with coherence and verve.” —Harold Holzer, Co-Chairman, U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission



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