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 led 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 1838-1839.

The 1957 Tornado in Murphysboro, IL

The Du Quoin State Fair

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