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picture of hills at Garden of the god's
Amazing View

Our World In Southern Illinois

Thank you so much for visiting our site it is an on going process so I hope you will bookmark and come back often.

Southern Illinois has the most beautiful scenery,  very few know about it, even people who live in Illinois, will tell you they haven’t visited this area. For those who like to travel, or vacation, take in the nature of the land, Southern Illinois is a great place for this, The History of the hill’s is amazing.

I have lived here most of my life, and never get tired  of going out an hiking or discovering new places, Every summer you can find me, and my husband with our youngest grandson, out running what we call the hill’s,  It is actually Shawnee National Forest. The views are awesome, Take this one from the Garden of the Gods, it is called the Camel’s Back, looks like it was carved out by an artist, but it was carved out by mother nature, The biggest attraction that bring people from all over to see it’s magistic imagery.

 I was standing on a cliff which has an elevation of 800+ feet, these rocks and cliffs are  made up of natural Sandstone Rock Formations, that have been here  for many years. They say millions of years.

Stories of the Indians that once lived in and around these rock’s, Oh what stories are told by the people who have lived here all their lives, one’s that need to keep being told to remember how it shaped our territory. Our children need to know the history that abound’s.

It is the same all along the pathway’s surrounding this area, where settlers came and towns were built, job’s were of the plenty.

Picture of Rock formation
A rock formation known as the Camels Back.

There is so much more to see,

so enjoy yourselves while you take a walk through our Beautiful Country.


History of Hardin County 

Written in 1939

I found this copy of the book at archive.com while doing my research, I have read it once, but will go over it again, it tell’s of the first people in this area extending to the indian’s, and then the white man, the pathways and byways around the river, the wars and battles of some, and the destruction of the generations that lived before us. It is an old book, and has been preserved here on the web. I hope you enjoy the reading.



Pope County Notes

Published in 1949

John W Allen

This Booklet is written in the hope that it may help toward a better understanding and greater appreciation of the significance of that all but-vanished-era (page 2)

I would like to thank the Archive.org 

For the information I have provided above


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