Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 26, 1972 · Page 20
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Saturday, August 26, 1972
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fe-8 Alton Evening Telegraph Saturday, Angus) 26. 1972 books Prof. Win. McAdams, right, with hunting group that included his 8011, John D., sealer! on right. MacLean examines J. Cook Prof. McAdams profiled By JUDI MOTTAZ "William S. McAdams was an intrepid explorer and s?!t- taught archeologist from the Civil War to the ISflfl's, ami he is an absolutely fascinating man," asserts Northwestern Professor Dr. Stuart Strucvi-r of the subject of a book on which he's working. Dr. Struever, head of tli? Foundation for Illinois Archaeology, tells of the amazing foresight of the early explorer. "I'm fully convinced that in h i s own day William McAdams was considered it bit of a nut." muses Struever regarding McAdams. "From his investigations of the Illinois River Valley, ho came to some startling conclusions which in modern study have proven to lie absolutely correct." The descendants cf McAdams are involved in management of the Telegrapn and its subsidiary corporation, including: Henry il. McAdams, Business Manager; and Peter C. McAdams, Production- Personnel Manager, of 1he Telegraph; and William H. McAdams, general manager of Jersey County Printing Co William McAdams, the archaeologist, was father of the late John D. McAdams, MID-AMERICA I THEATRES BEL*AIR HWY 66 &II 1 Open 7:00 Start DusU NOW SHOWING ADULT WESTERN'S "EL TOPO" (R) "DOC" (R) NO. 8 TONITE "NED KELLY" CAPRI OlO ST IOUIS RD Opi>n 7:00 Start Dusk NOW SHOWING "The Stepmother" (R) 'Chain Gang Women' (R) NO. 8 TONITE "WEEKEND WITH THE BABYSITTER" (R) WANTED 8 HOMES THAT NEED PAINTING ALTON, HX. — Kijrht home owners in this general aivu will be given the opportunity of having the new Sa.v-Kerf Super Steel SidiiiK by l-«'i''l States Steel applied to their homes with optional derura- Uve work at a very low cost. 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Hivcr Road, a section of which is named McAdams Highway A chance trip to the National Archaeological Archives while visiting a friend at the Smithsonian Institute brought Struever in contact with a woman'f member from the Archives. She thought he might oe interested in a copy of a letter written by William McAdams to his friend John Wesley Powell, the discoverer of rhe Grand Canyon. This letter told of McAdams excavation of Indian mounds in Illinois. McAdams letter so intrigued Struever, who nad never heard of the Illinois, pioneer, that he wrote to the Archives and asked for any information they had on Uio early explorer. McAdams was a careful man who corresponded witn other scientists, wrote papers to present at meetings,! made records of his findings. He published a book in 1877 called ANCIENT RACES OK THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY, His conclusions in the boik were radical for the day but have subsequently proved to IK? accurate. At that time, there was j controversy over whether t!i<> so-called "Mound Builders" were the lost tribes of Israel. The major concern was the origin of the early Illinois Inhabitants. M c A cl a m s steadfastly maintained that the builders of the mounds were not lost tribes of Israel or of any other area. He termed them "an ancient aboriginal race witn origins unknown." Other scientists and popular opinion disagreed, but McAdams would not be swayed. He was also a self-trained zoologist who observed evidence from the mounds and proclaimed that there were no buffalo in the Illinois River Valley in very early times. Of course, everyone knew that could not be correct! Later investigations a gain prove William McAdams right; there were no buffalo in this area until A.D.1500. This early archaeologist's accomplishments were even more amazing when it is realized that he lived at a time when farmers often were not even interested in picking up the artifacts uncovered in their fields during cultivation. Yet, McAdams Vieth *A NORTH SIDE DRIVE IN 466-5995 C 413 W. DELMAR Reg. 1.25 CHICKEN DINNER . . . SAVE 8fie WITH THIS COUPON Limit 1 Per Family 3 PIECES CHICKEN COLE SLAW FRIES - ROLL Louis Vaughn Alice Clunnber- 1. Mrs. 2. Mrs lain 3. M. Frledline 4. Ray Elliott 5. Louis Voss 6. Alice Robinson s~\ onon o Coupon Good Sun., Mon. & Tiles, Aug. 27-29 '000 CLOSED ON MONDAY OUR CHICKEN DINNERS ARE WORTH CROWING ABOUT »»»»*V»\»*^»»\*»\\\\»W»WV Our Menus Include Steak Spaghetti Shrimp Ravioli Chicken Lobster Tails OPEN SUNDAY AT NOON Mid-Town DINING ROOM 7th and Central, Alton, Illinois H3SUSBU8G «OAO AllON. IUINCM5 I K1JJJ CHKhfcA STKAKS UEM I.Vt JJAUAA FOODS SKA FOODS For Carry-Out Orders Mi. 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James Cook became the greatest explorer in the world in the 18th Century when much of the world was both unknown and uncharted and this story of his three voyages tells much about this fascinating man. MacLean's task of writing about the man was complicated because Cook recorded only what he saw and accomplished, not how he felt about his discoveries, his life or himself. Early in the book, MacLean admits that he does not know much about Cook's personal life and devotes his writing only to his feats, but the detail and research by the author manage to open the door on the adventurer. AH of Cook's explorations were made in ships that really were intended only to haul coal, but he manages to explore most of the Pacific, claiming much land for the British empire and, somehow, just missing discovering antarctica. MacLean writes only what he can document and does not offer theories on Cook's personality or motivation. Somehow, however, a picture of the man emerges in this well-told and fast-moving tale. MacLean, author of many best- sellirig novels, proves once again that he is a master storyteller. —Doug Thompson Detailed look V/et/i Alton Area's Finest 2530 STATE N. ALTON 466-9796 SUNDAY—Serving 11-9 SMORGASBORD . . 2 5< Children Under 12 1.28 PRIVATE FACES, PUBLIC PLACES. By Abigail McCarthy. Doubleday. 448 Pages. $8.95. No doubt many readers will .approach this memoir with the idea of learning more about the. author's husband, Eugene McCarthy. True, he. quite naturally plays a major role. But there is much more to the book than that. Mrs. McCarthy is a real personality in her own right. 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