WSIU InFocus Segment Archives
Mary McCorvie of the Shawnee National Forest discusses recent efforts to reintroduce Ozark Tours, originally created in the 1930s by local newspaperman and self-appointed regional promoter L.O. Trigg, as a way to celebrate National Public Land Days in our region. Trigg wanted both influential Illinoisans and national leaders to experience the wonders of southern Illinois with the hopes that a new National Forest would be established in the region. Researcher Charles Hammond and Janet Davis, Trigg's granddaughter, also share insights about Trigg and the history of the tours. We also see highlights from last year's fall Ozark Tour that explored lesser known places and stories, such as the Hankerson Rude Blockhouse Cemetery, Horseshoe Uplift, Knights of the Golden Circle, and High Knob.
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