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Illionois

Entered the Union: Dec. 3, 1818 (21) Capital: Springfield
State Nicknames: Prairie State • Land of Lincoln
State Motto: State sovereignty, national union
Origin of Name: Algonquin for “tribe of superior men”
State Tree: Live Oak State Bird: Cardinal
State Animal: White-tailed Deer State Flower: Violet
State Song: “Illinois”
National Forests: 2 • State Parks: 43 • State Forests: 5
Famous for: Abraham Lincoln Historic Sites, Sears Tower
Famous Illinoisans: Abraham Lincoln • Ronald Reagan (Presidents), Jack Benny (Comedian), Black Hawk (Sauk Chief), Harry Blackmun (US Supreme Court Justice), John Chancellor (TV Commentator), Jimmy Connors (Tennis), Miles Davis • Benny Goodman (Jazz), Walt Disney (Film Animator), Ernest Hemingway • Ray Bradbury (Authors), Wild Bill Hickok (Scout), Dan Fogelberg • Burl Ives (Singers), Quincy Jones (Composer / Producer), Carl Sandburg (Poet), Oprah Winfrey (TV Host) Charlton Heston • Rock Hudson • Bill Murray • Bob Newhart • Richard Pryor • Raquel Welch (Actors)

 

Video of trip from Calvert City, Kentucky to Marion, Illinois (1 of 2)

Video of trip from Calvert City, Kentucky to Marion, Illinois (2 of 2)

   

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Okaw Valley Kampground, Brownstown

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Vandalia Lake

 

Benton, Illinois to Brownstown, Illinois July 5th, 2020 Start

Benton, Illinois to Brownstown, Illinois July 5th, 2020 End

Central City, Kentucky to Ina, Illinois July 3rd, 2020 Start

 

Central City, Kentucky to Ina, Illinois July 3rd, 2020 End

Love's Travel Stop, Ina, Illinois July 4th, 2020 Start

 

Love's Travel Stop, Ina, Illinois July 4th, 2020 End

 

 


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