Trail of Tears

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Twelve cyclists participating in the 2017 Remember the Removal Bike Ride left the Cherokee Nation Tuesday, May 30, to begin a three-week, 950-mile trek retracing the northern route of the Trail of Tears. The journey is scheduled to bring the riders through Western Kentucky and...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, announced on Sept. 26, that campsite reservations are now available at Southern Illinois State Parks and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex for visitors making plans to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.  Reservations can be...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources plans to remove trees at the Trail of Tears State Forest Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. to save Southern Illinois forests. The IDNR invites the public to learn how selectively removing trees can let more light into forests for oaks, the dominant tree in...
A river vessel of some sort was making its way, ever so slowly, north on the Mississippi River. The soup that was passing for air made photographs a bit of a challenge from the overlook at the Trail of Tears State Park.
We renewed acquaintances with an old, old friend one day last week. In this case, "we" involved The Other Half, yours truly and a visitor from Tarheel country, AKA Nawth Carolina.  Our grandson was able to share two weeks of his summer with us in the Land Between the Rivers. As might be expected...

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