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Land Between the Rivers

The Southern Illinois Country

C. William Horrell (author) Henry Dan Piper (author)
John W. Voigt (author)

ISBN: 9780809336043

Publication Date: May 2017

Format: Paperback

Situated between the Wabash, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the Southern Illinois country is rich in history, folk­lore, scenery, and natural resources. 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.
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Situated between 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.
Illustrations 309
Language English
Pages 208
Dimensions 279 x 216 x 13
Date Published 30 May 2017
Publisher Southern Illinois University Press
Subject/s Regional & national history   Photography & photographs  
C. William Horrell was instrumental in establishing the Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC). During Horrell's lifetime, his photographs appeared in many major metropolitan newspapers and a variety of popular and specialty magazines, including Life, Pic, Youth, and Friends. He died in 1989.

Henry Dan Piper, a former chemist who worked on the Manhattan Project before switching to the study of literature, was the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at SIUC and, later, a professor of English. He died in 1999.

John W. Voigt was a professor of botany at SIUC for four decades. He was the author of many books and articles, including Plant Communities of Southern Illinois (with Robert H. Mohlenbrock; SIU Press). He died in 1990.

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