The Shawnee National Forest Link Page
- The Creation of the Shawnee National Forest 1930-1938
- This was written by someone who worked at the Harrisburg supervisor's office
and was kept in the files for years. An Elizabethtown man copied it from the files in
the early 1980s. I found it stuffed away at Morris Library on the campus of
Southern Illinois University. The history is reprinted in four parts.
- Shawnee National Forest Homepage
- This is the official homepage of the Shawnee National Forest.
- Illinois' Official Invitation to the Forest Service - 1931
- This is the enabling legislation passed by the Illinois General Assembly in
June 1931, inviting the U.S. Forest Service to expand and create new forests in
- Current newspaper accounts
- These are recent stories from the pages of the
Daily Register in Harrisburg.
Daily Egyptian at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale also covers
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