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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