Giant City State Park (Images of America) by Karen Sisulak Binder

By Karen Sisulak Binder

someone desirous to know the way mammoth urban country Park in rural Makanda earned its identify desire in basic terms hike at the colossal urban Nature path. right here they stroll in the course of the park's namesake rock formations, carved 20,000 years in the past by means of the melting waters of a Pleistocene glacier that stopped a trifling 1.5 miles from the park. but it wasn't until eventually 1933 to 1941, whilst the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) operated its 3 paintings camps, that guy blazed his such a lot outstanding path within the park's historical past. The CCC's paintings considering that then has been loved by means of hundreds of thousands of park viewers to its stone picnic shelters, trails during the park, and the large monstrous urban Lodge.

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