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Land Between the Rivers

Southern Illinois Country

By (author) C.William Horrall, etc.
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, United States
Published: 5th Aug 1972
Dimensions: w 240mm h 300mm d 16mm
ISBN-10: 0809305666
ISBN-13: 9780809305667
Barcode No: 9780809305667
Lying in an area bounded by the Wabash, Ohio, and Mississippi rivers, the Southern Illinois country is rich in history, folklore, scenery, and natural resources. At about the latitude of southern Virginia, and extending from the flat prairie farmland of central Illinois to the rugged Illinois Ozarks, the area is the natural terminal boundary for hundreds of plant species reaching out to all points of the compass. It is also the oldest and most sparsely populated part of Illinois, a region of small towns and independent people, typical of the vast heartland of the U.S.A.Surveying the area in words and pictures the authors sensitively and appreciatively portray the region s special qualities. An uncommon portrayal of American life in a distinctive region, the book provides a memorable journey both in time and place."

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Land Between the Rivers ... will surely become a treasured volume in the library of many a southern Illinoisan, and even more a prized and sentimental possession of many an expatriate. James W. Neilson, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society This book is so superbly done it belongs on the book shelves of all those who have an interest in Illinois. Illinois Wildlife"