The Trail Of Tears In Illinois Winds Through 60 Miles Of Land of Lincoln History
One of the most historic stretches of the Trail of Tears is found in Illinois, and while guests can walk the path, it puts hikers in the footsteps of a terrible stain that has been left on the country for centuries. A protected area has been built up around the marked trail that Native Americans were once forced to take while being removed from their land, and it can still be walked today. Check it out:
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If you’ve ever hiked the Trail of Tears in Illinois, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments.
An Illinois transplant who grew up and went to school in Indiana for 22 years, Elizabeth holds a BFA in creative writing and has enjoyed traveling across the country and parts of Europe. She has visited half of the states, as well as parts of Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and regularly travels home to the Hoosier State to see friends and family. With more than five years of writing experience, Elizabeth’s articles have been featured on several websites, and her poetry and short stories have been published in multiple literary journals.
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