By Mike Chervinko
Contributing Authors | Steve Boles and Mark Motsinger
Introduction by Mark Leach
“When people think about Illinois, what usually comes to mind are cornfields, flat prairies, and Chicago. It’s hard to blame them because, for the most part, they’re right. However, the prairie state does hold a few surprises. Many of these surprises can be found in the southern 10% of the state. It is there the glaciers stopped and spared what is now a hidden gem of natural beauty and prehistoric interest. It is the aim of this book to show people some of the magical places and things that are unique to southern Illinois – my backyard. This edition combines over 350 of my photographs with essays and personal accounts to provide a surprising, and inspiring, overview of some of southern Illinois’ most popular natural destinations and best keep secrets.” – From the Author.
Copyright | 2022 Mike Chervinko