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By John E. Ebinger (auth.), Mark W. Schwartz (eds.)

Mark W. Schwartz quickly when we got here into vast meadows: and that i used to be guaranteed that these meadows proceed for 150 miles. being in wintry weather drowned lands and marshes. through the dryness of the season they have been now appealing pastures, and the following provided itself probably the most pleasant clients i've got ever beheld; all low grounds being meadow, and with out wooden, and the entire excessive grounds being lined with timber and showing like islands: the entire scene appeared an elysium. Capt. Thomas Morris. 1791 i'm sitting in a 60-mile-an-hour bus crusing over a road initially laid out for horse and buggy. The ribbon of concrete has been widened and widened until eventually the sphere fences threaten to topple into the line cuts. within the slender thread of sod among the shaved banks and the toppling fences develop the relics of what as soon as used to be Illinois: the prairie.

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