Statistics for occurrence #1 of “southern Illinois” in chapter 1 of Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography:

...on old and young for manual labor left little time for the schools; therefore no attempt to have schools more than a few months in the year was made. They were, however, public-spirited people, and southern Illinois came in for her share of teachers sent out by the governor of Massachusetts at the request of the Western States in the early fifties. I owe a debt of gratitude to one of them for her faithful trai...
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