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.
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|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.
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.
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 ... "