Monday, February 1

Feb. 7th Pine Hills History Caravan Tour with Kay Rippelmeyer-Tippy

February 7th (Sunday)  1:00 - 3:30 - Pine Hills Cultural History Tour with Kay Rippelmeyer-Tippy - Begins at Trail of Tears - the white barn.  Meet at Murdale Shopping Center sign by 12:15 to caravan to Trail of Tears State Park.  We will drive through Trail of Tears State Forest, Camp Hutchins CCC site, Pine Hills, Big Muddy Levee Rd., et., stopping at various places for short interpretive talks by Kay.  Both the natural and cultural history of those areas will be discussed, including the history of the Native Americans, first settlers, the CCCcamps, the Hermit of Pine Hills, etc.  kay is a local historian and author of The Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Illinois.  RSVP to Steve Eberhart at or call 618-967-8690.