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Parker, Illinois
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Length: 12:37

A century ago, the railroad served the nation's transportation needs with a vast network of iron rails crisscrossing the countryside. Just about every town or village had a rail connection and the depots where the trains stopped were busy places. Today most of towns established to serve the railroad are small and quiet because trains no longer stop there. Or in some cases, the town disappeared completely.  Southern Illinois producer Richard Kuenneke visits one of those empty and quiet places in the woods – a place where Parker, Illinois once stood. The Illinois Humanities Council and Carbondale Community Arts provided partial funding for this project.

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Link To video segment: Episode: 442