Tales and Trails of Illinois

Tells the stories of fifty-two significant events in the history of Illinois.

Author: Stu Fliege

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252070852

Category: History

Page: 236

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Tells the stories of fifty-two significant events in the history of Illinois.

Haunted Illinois

Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln. New York: Simon & Shuster, 1995. Drury, John. “Old Illinois Houses.” Fate Magazine (various issues). Springfield, IL: Illinois State Historical Society, 1948. Fliege, Stu. Tales & Trails of Illinois.

Author: Troy Taylor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493045778

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

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Hauntings are believed to be created from violence and bloodshed. And from the beginning, the Prairie State was a place where death thrived, and mysteries became commonplace. Illinois was the home of ancient peoples know as Moundbuilders whose only legacy is silent graves and many unsolved mysteries. The French left behind their own ghostly stories after their displacement by the Americans in the 1700s and countless slaughters such as the Dearborn Massacre gave birth to tales of horror that live on in the history of Illinois. Eerie occurrences, spooky events, unsolved mysteries, and terrifying specters haunt Illinois. Tales of headless horsemen, haunted castles and a penitentiary occupied by ghosts chill the spines of visitors. Haunted Illinois explores the Prairie State’s paranormal side and serves as a guide to its haunted places.

The Big Book of Illinois Ghost Stories

Tales and Trails of Illinois. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2002. Howard, Robert. Illinois—A History of the Prairie State.Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Erdmans Publishing, 1972. Kaczmarek, Dale. Windy City Ghosts.

Author: Troy Taylor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493043811

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

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Hauntings lurk and spirits linger in the Prairie State Reader, beware! Turn these pages and enter the world of the paranormal, where ghosts and ghouls alike creep just out of sight. Author Troy Taylor shines a light in the dark corners of Illinois and scares those spirits out of hiding in this thrilling collection. From a gallows tree in Greene County where an apparition can still be seen hanging, to the lingering spirits of warring mobsters at the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, these stories of strange occurrences will keep you glued to the edge of your seat. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read.


Stu Fliege, Tales and Trails of Illinois (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002), 31. He was buried in a Catholic cemetery. Since he died before the current town of Du Quoin was founded, it's been suggested that the town was named ...

Author: John Griswold

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625843197

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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Herrin, Illinois, has seen many dramatic events unfold in the nearly two hundred years since it was a bell-shaped prairie on the frontier. Now, Herrin native John Griswold, a writer and teacher at the University of Illinois, provides the first comprehensive history of this most American city, a place that in its time became not just a melting pot, but a cauldron. Discover why the coal was so good in the “Quality Circle” and what happened to the boom that followed its discovery. Explore the roots of the vicious Herrin Massacre of 1922 and learn why the entire nation has focused its gaze on this small Midwestern city so many times. Incorporating the most recent scholarship, interviews, and classic histories and narratives, this brief and entertaining history is illustrated with more than seventy-five archival photos that help tell this important American story.

Monsters of Illinois

New York: Paraview Pocket Books, 2002. ———. Mysterious America. Winchester, MA: Faber & Faber, 1983. ———. “Mystery Animals Invade Illinois.” Fate Magazine, March 1971. Fliege, Stu. Tales and Trails of Illinois. Champaign, IL: University ...

Author: Troy Taylor

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811745007

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

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Find out about the strange and mysterious creatures living in Illinois.

Spooky Trails and Tall Tales California

Multiple paths set out from the second parking lot you come to after entering the park via Illinois Avenue. One trail heads north into a Nature Study Area that has a pond. Another trail goes west and stretches along part of the northern ...

Author: Tom Ogden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493042463

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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California is home to Hollywood stars, gorgeous vineyards, and some of the most haunted areas of the country. Its immense wilderness has been the setting for mysterious disappearances, unsolved murders, and bone-chilling supernatural occurrences. Exploring all the spookiness the state has to offer has been a difficult challenge… until now. Spooky Trails and Tall Tales California features different spooky stories across northern, central, and southern California. Accompanying each of these captivating tales is hiking information for the brave reader interested in venturing into the wilderness to test their mettle. Written in an engaging, “campfire-style” voice and with dozens of stories and hikes throughout, readers will discover and explore the haunted history of the Golden State.


Illinois. New York, NY: Benchmark Books, 2006. Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street. ... Illinois Geography Projects: 30 Cool Activities, Crafts, Experiments and More for Kids to Do. ... Tales and Trails of Illinois.

Author: Joanne Mattern

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435852846

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Presents the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Illinois, as well as general facts about the state.

Wicked Decatur

Decatur, IL: Macon County Historical Society, 1929. Davis, James E. Frontier Illinois. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 1998. Fliege, Stu. Tales and Trails of Illinois. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002.

Author: Troy Taylor

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625841162

Category: History

Page: 128

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In 1854, Decatur was nicknamed "Hell's Half Acre."? By the 1910s and 1920s, the town was referred to as the "Second Most Corrupt City in Illinois, "? gaining notoriety as a place where murder, bootlegging, prostitution, kidnapping, gambling and political corruption were common. Members of the Decatur police force, like Troy Taylor's great-grandfather, were hard-pressed to bar the door against crime in a town that seemed determined to remain wide-open. Wicked Decatur presents a rogue's gallery of those who have slipped through the cracks of legality over the past century and a half.

America s Natural Places The Midwest

May 12, 2005. http://www.nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/ minnesota/files/slsb_ecosystem_analysis.pdf. Fliege, Stu. Tales & Trails of Illinois. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2002. Forrest, Sharita.

Author: Jason Ney

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313353174

Category: Nature

Page: 202

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From Iowa's Decorah Ice Cave to the Kitty Todd Nature Preserve in Ohio, this volume provides a snapshot of the most spectacular and important natural places in the Midwestern United States. • Illustrations depict 50 of the most treasured landscapes in the Midwest

Illinois Heritage

Tales & Trails of Illinois Prologue to Lewis and Clark : The MacKay and Evans Expedition by Raymond Wood , Foreword by James P. Ronda 2003 , University of Oklahoma Press 256 pages , cloth $ 34.95 ( ISHS members $ 27.96 ) When explorers ...



ISBN: UVA:X006165439

Category: Illinois


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Re Collecting Black Hawk

Often the Cherokee were denied permission to camp and were forced to move on. However, many whites sympathized with the Indians and provided what aid they could. STUFLIEGE, Tales and Trails of Illinois, 2002 TRIBES ASK BLACK HAWK TO ...

Author: Nicholas A. Brown

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822980391

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The name Black Hawk permeates the built environment in the upper midwestern United States. It has been appropriated for everything from fitness clubs to used car dealerships. Makataimeshekiakiak, the Sauk Indian war leader whose name loosely translates to “Black Hawk,” surrendered in 1832 after hundreds of his fellow tribal members were slaughtered at the Bad Axe Massacre. Re-Collecting Black Hawk examines the phenomena of this appropriation in the physical landscape, and the deeply rooted sentiments it evokes among Native Americans and descendants of European settlers. Nearly 170 original photographs are presented and juxtaposed with texts that reveal and complicate the significance of the imagery. Contributors include tribal officials, scholars, activists, and others including George Thurman, the principal chief of the Sac and Fox Nation and a direct descendant of Black Hawk. These image-text encounters offer visions of both the past and present and the shaping of memory through landscapes that reach beyond their material presence into spaces of cultural and political power. As we witness, the evocation of Black Hawk serves as a painful reminder, a forced deference, and a veiled attempt to wipe away the guilt of past atrocities. Re-Collecting Black Hawk also points toward the future. By simultaneously unsettling and reconstructing the midwestern landscape, it envisions new modes of peaceful and just coexistence and suggests alternative ways of inhabiting the landscape.

Richard L Davis and the Color Line in Ohio Coal

Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981. Cotkin, George. ... Fairfield, IL: Wayne County Press, 1994. Erickson, L.E. “The Color Line in Ohio Public Schools, ... Tales and Trails of Illinois. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, ...

Author: Frans H. Doppen

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476626673

Category: History

Page: 192

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Born in Roanoke County, Virginia, on the eve of the Emancipation Proclamation, Richard L. Davis was an early mine labor organizer in Rendville, Ohio. One year after the 1884 Great Hocking Valley Coal Strike, which lasted nine months, Davis wrote the first of many letters to the National Labor Tribune and the United Mine Workers Journal. One of two African Americans at the founding convention of United Mine Workers of America in 1890, he served as a member of the National Executive Board in 1886–97. Davis called upon white and black miners to unite against wage slavery. This biography provides a detailed portrait of one of America’s more influential labor organizers.

WATVA Trail Tales Spring 2019

Mike came from Illinois and was with Fish and Wildlife at the Shawnee National Forest. Mike is from a small farm town in NW IL. He has 35 years of federal service including 3 years in the military. He has worked in Florida, Mississippi, ...

Author: Randy Harden

Publisher: Wisconsin ATV - UTV Association, Inc.


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 36

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The Trail Tales Summer 2019 issue of the Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association brings news and updates including a review of the annual meeting, regional meeting and ride dates, trail ambassador opportunities, legislative changes, and other updates from around the state. The Kettle Moraine ATV Association provided an update on a large trail cleanup. Juneau County adds new ATV routes throughout the county. Also some news from the Upper Peninsula Off Road Vehicle Trail Development Association.

Tales of Extreme Endurance

Early on, I was fortunate enough to get connected with the Illinois Valley Striders running club and the folks at ... the Peoria Area Mountain Bike Association and that turned me on to the variety of trails around central Illinois.

Author: Ben Greenfield

Publisher: Price World Publishing

ISBN: 9781619841345

Category: Sports & Recreation


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Are you ready to be inspired? This book contains amazing tales of extreme endurance from athletes around the globe. These aren't pros or elites - these are everyday people who decided to step outside their comfort zone and attempt to achieve the extraordinary. You'll get to read stories that include: - An amateur athlete's emotional journey through his first 50 mile race. - An amazing weight loss journey that resulted in crossing the Ironman finish line with just 34 seconds to spare. - A heart that begins to fail during the heat of competition in an ultra-endurance event. - The 7 million steps of a Pacific Crest Trail adventure. - An HIV+ triathlete who defies the odds and keeps on competing. - The story of an epic 155 mile bicycle climb. - An office manager who runs the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu. - And much more! Brought to you by EndurancePlanet.com, the web's top source of endurance sports fanaticism, this book is guaranteed to thrill, amaze, entertain and inspire.

Outdoor Illinois

Shop the 2008 Outdoorllinois Gift Corner www.dnr.state.il.us.com Sllinois Illinois Turkey Pin . Add to your collection of success stories ... 13.95 Tales & Trails of Illinois INTER DA PLAY ! % BOYS Activities , Crafts , and Games for ...



ISBN: UIUC:30112087159858

Category: Fishing


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The Midwest

Tales and Trails of Illinois. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003. Folmar, John Kent, ed. This State of Wonders: The Letters of an Iowa Frontier Family' 1858-1861. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1986. Frazer, Timothy C, ed.

Author: Joseph W. Slade

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UCSC:32106017504777

Category: Reference

Page: 584

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Provides alphabetically arranged entries on the architecture, art, ecology, folklore, food, religion, and recreation of each major United States region.

Forgotten Tales and Vanished Trails

... which was formerly, in one of its forms, a common bird east to the Atlantic coast, has now vanished from practically all the eastern part of its range, and has been sadly thinned out even in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781629140513

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Forgotten Tales and Vanished Trails gathers together Roosevelt’s many writings on game hunting and the outdoors from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Published in various magazines and excerpts from his other publications, this collection finally brings the best musings of a great sportsman into a single volume. These articles span topics from hunting typical game animals (buck, wildebeest, and the like) to the hunting of dangerous predators such as wolves and bears; others are tales told around a campfire, of marauding wolves and man-eating bears, or detailing the finer points of ranching. Some pieces span years, while others detail his shorter exploits across the country. A passionate advocate for the outdoors, Roosevelt’s writing is filled with fascinating insights into a world mostly now lost to civilization and commerce. Many of his comments on the precarious balance of the natural world are noted in this volume, and his chapters on conservation and the responsibility of hunters reflect his ever-present interest in preserving the environment for the benefit of generations to come. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Deeter Dietrich Family

Leonard Dietrich (or Deeter) was born ca. 1732 in Germany.

Author: Nina Ellis


ISBN: WISC:89066045469

Category: Arkansas

Page: 375

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Leonard Dietrich (or Deeter) was born ca. 1732 in Germany. He immigrated to the American Colonies and arrived at the Port of Philadelphia 26 September 1753. Leonard settled in Berks Co., Pennsylvania and later served as an Ensign in the Revolutionary War. He was married twice and was the father of nine known children. Leonard died ca. 1803 in Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania. Descendants lived in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Illinois, California and elsewhere.