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Prairie Farmstead Tour- "Preferable by Far to the Timberlands"

Dates: Now - Oct. 27, 2018
Times: 9:30AM
Category: Education/History
Location: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, 30239 South State Route 53, Wilmington, IL 60481
Phone: 815-423-6370
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Although we often focus on the transformation of the old Arsenal to restoreded tallgrass prairie, it was actually during the Agricultural Era of Midewin, from 1830 to 1940, when most of the prairie disappeared under the sizzle of the self-scouring steel plow. Accompany us on a short and easy 90 minute walk from the Iron Bridge Trailhead to learn about the National Register eligible Rodgers/Schumacher Farmstead, continuously farmed from the mid-Nineteenth Century to 1940 and then, once the buildings were removed, preserved in time. This program will begin at the Ranger trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead. Please RSVP as soon as you can to ensure your place on the tour!

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