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Mapping the Trail of Tears in Southern Illinois Exhibit

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Crabb/Abbott Farm Trail Segment in Pope County, IL

The National Park Service recently designated a portion of the Joe and Ethel Crabb Farm as a Certified Trail Segment of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.

The Crabb family farm includes a classic bedrock ford of Sugar Creek, located in western Pope County, just south of Dixon Springs State Park.

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Photos showing road leading to ford (left) and the bedrock creek crossing (right).

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