Vermilion County

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Overview
Vermilion County, located in the eastern part of the state of Illinois, was named after the Vermilion River that runs through it. The saline springs and the rich silt loam soil attracted a farming community, while the plentiful abundance of game offered a way to feed families as homes were built and land cleared for planting. The Vermilion County Conservation District operates four conservation district parks: Forest Glenn Preserve, Heron County Park, Kennekuk Cove County Park, and Lake Vermilion County Park. Three more areas are managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources: Kickapoo State Recreation Area, Harry “Babe” Woodyard State Natural Area, and the Middle Fork State Fish and Wildlife Area. Besides being a huge agricultural area, many notable people were born in Vermilion County—Dick and Jerry Van Dyke, Donald O’Conner, Gene Hackman, Bobby Short, astronaut Joseph R. Tanner, Frank Gustine, and Thad Matta, to name a few.
Details
ISBN: 9781467104975
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 149
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Carol Johnson Hicks does historical and genealogical research in her spare time and volunteer work in the community of Hoopeston. Most of this collection of postcards and photographs is from her personal collection, the Hoopeston Historical Society, Illinois Department of Transportation, and area residents.