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The Country Home in Pope County, Illinois

Nestled in the trees on the south side of Illinois Route 146 in Southern Illinois about 3 miles West of Golconda, is the log house built in 1936 that was known as The Country Home.  The building was a product … Continue reading

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The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Illinois

Much has been written about the Civilian Conservation Corps (“CCC”).  I wanted to write about a little part of this program that helped shape my grandfather’s life. The events that led to the formation of the Civilian Conservation Corps started … Continue reading

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