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Carl Sandburg was a great man. His life was one of fame,

once he began writing. He inspired many people. He also became

an American Marvel. His works still remain read even today, 30

years after his death.

His life was an interesting one. His parents immigrated to the

US from Sweden. His parents moved to Galesburg, Illinois. He

attended public schools. At the age of thirteen, he had to give up

public school and go to work to help earn money for his family.

First, he drove a milk truck. Next he worked in a barber shop Then

he went on to change sets in theater, operated a brick kiln, and

worked as a carpenter, house painter and dishwasher. When he

was older, he joined the fight against the Spanish in the

Spanish-American War. He spent a long eight months in Puerto

Rico. After the war, he went to Lombard College. Afterwards , he

went on to work as an organizer for the Social-Democratic Party in

Wisconsin, during 1907 through 1908. That was also the year he

got married. He also wrote for the Leader, a newspaper in

Milwaukee. He then went on to the city of Chicago. There, he

wrote for the two newspapers, the Daily News and the Daybook.

He liked writing for newspapers some, but his true passion was

poetry. Some of his early poems were published in the Chicago

newspapers he worked for.

With his love for poetry grew, the demand for his

poetry also grew. In the year 1916, at the age of thirty eight, he

published the book, Chicago poems. Two years later, at the age of

forty, he published Cornhuskers. The public loved these two

marvelous books. Other poets accepted them as wonderful. In the

1920's he became so popular, that he

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