History & Sites in Southern Illinois

A Short History of Southern IL

Sites and Recreation in Southern IL

The Great Debates- Jonesboro, IL

Abraham Lincoln- A school teacher describes Lincoln's failures that lead to his genius

Gus Bode- The beloved icon of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale student newspaper- his humble beginnings

Gray Dog- A picture of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus and mascot- Salukis

Minnesota Fats- long time resident of the area

Charles A. Lindbergh flew to Murphysboro, IL to pick up pictures of the destruction of a tornado in 1925

The Herrin Massacre is described by someone who was there in 1922

The Murder of Mayor Joe Adams

The Trail of Tears- in Illinois in the winter of 1838-39.

The 1957 Tornado in Murphysboro, IL

The Du Quoin State Fair

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