Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ronald Bluemer  

Pen Name: R.G. Bluemer


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1942 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

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.

Biographical and Professional Information

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.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Bluemer prefers to keep his speaking engagements within a 50 mile radius of Granville, Illinois. He can be contacted via email [] or phone 815-339-1082.

Selected Titles At Your Library

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

Grand Valley Press,. .

Black diamond mines :
ISBN: 0967368014. OCLC Number: 48410890

Grand Vallley Press ;. .

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

Grand Village Press,. .

Casino :
ISBN: 0967368049. OCLC Number: 55873331

Grand Village Press,. .

Connecting links :
ISBN: 9780615857589. OCLC Number: 861497026

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

Fire below! :
ISBN: 0967368081. OCLC Number: 182522459

Grand Village Press,. .

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 Number: 61409870

Grand Vallley Press,. .

Home front :
ISBN: 0967368065. OCLC Number: 60524247

Grand Village Press,. .

Rails across the Heartland
ISBN: 0967368073. OCLC Number: 70189859

Grand Village Press,. .

Rails across the Heartland /
ISBN: 0967368022. OCLC Number: 51578944

Grand Village Press ;. .

Rally round the flag :
ISBN: 0615508251. OCLC Number: 755077848

Grand Village Press,. .

Speakeasy :
ISBN: 0967368030. OCLC Number: 60245685

Grand Village Press,. .

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

Grand Village Press,. .

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