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Ronald Bluemer

Born: 1942 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: R.G. Bluemer

Connection to Illinois: Ron Bluemer was born in Chicago and lives in Granville, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois and Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.

Biography: Ronald Bluemer is an Illinois historian who has written books about gambling places, prohibition and coal mines in the Illinois Valley. He has also written about historical things and events outside the Illinois Valley.Bluemer grew up on the south side of Chicago. This Bluemer joined the Air Force after attending the University of Illinois after one year. After two-and one-half years in the service, he studied at Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal. He then worked as a history and sociology teacher at Putnam County High School in Granville, Illinois. He alsodeveloped and taught courses in archaeology and earth science. He taught part time atIllinois Valley Community College as an American History teacher. After retiring from Putnam County High School, he continued to teach at Illinois Valley Community College and started writing for the local newspaper and books about the historic Illinois Valley people, places and events.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Ronald Bluemer on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Back to the 50's :
ISBN: 0615358276 OCLC: 642182771

Grand Valley Press, Granville, IL : ©2010.

  Black diamond mines :
ISBN: 0967368014 OCLC: 48410890

Grand Vallley Press ; Granville, IL : ©2001.

  Buddy, can you spare a dime? :
ISBN: 096736809X OCLC: 276787576

Grand Village Press, Granville, Ill. : ©2008.

  Casino :
ISBN: 0967368049 OCLC: 55873331

Grand Village Press, Granville, Ill. : ©2004

  Connecting links :
ISBN: 9780615857589 OCLC: 861497026

Describes the construction and of the use Illinois & Michigan Canal, Hennepin Canal, and the Illinois Waterway Project.

Fire below! :
ISBN: 0967368081 OCLC: 182522459

Grand Village Press, Granville, IL : ©2007.

This book provides the factual information on the Cherry Mine disaster collected from newspapers interviews, personal published accounts of the miners, and inquest testimony in 1909-1910.

  Here comes the boat! :
ISBN: 0967368057 OCLC: 61409870

Grand Vallley Press, Granville, IL : ©2005 ;

  Home front :
ISBN: 0967368065 OCLC: 60524247

Grand Village Press, Granville, IL : ©2005.

  Rails across the Heartland
ISBN: 0967368073 OCLC: 70189859

Grand Village Press, Granville, IL : ©2006.

  Rails across the Heartland /
ISBN: 0967368022 OCLC: 51578944

Grand Village Press ; Granville, IL : ©2002.

  Rally round the flag :
ISBN: 0615508251 OCLC: 755077848

Grand Village Press, Granville, IL : ©2011.

  Speakeasy :
ISBN: 0967368030 OCLC: 60245685

Grand Village Press, Granville, Ill. : ©2003.

  The fate of the Phoenix /
ISBN: 0967368006 OCLC: 42962320

Grand Village Press, Granville, Il : ©1999.

"Follow the exploits of one of the luckiest ships in the US Navy ... "