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Shawnee Forest CountryHistory
Southernmost Illinois

Travel down to Old Shawneetown

History buffs will love a visit to Old Shawneetown! Walk down the sidewalks and see parts of old foundations of buildings that no longer stand. See the old hitching posts along Main Street that are still waiting for horses to be tied up. You will also see landmarks where General John A Logan was married as well as the first newspaper in the state, also located on Main Street. Old Shawneetown is no ordinary town, the town is saturated in the history of its flood waters, historic politicians, banking history, and many other stories that have never been told.

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