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Prairie Farmstead Tour

Dates: Now - Sep. 7, 2019
Times: 9:30Am-11:00AM
Category: Education/History Nature
Location: Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, 30239 South State Route 53, Wilmington, Il 60481
Phone: 815-423-6370
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"Preferable by far to the timberlands." - Quote from Henry J. Able, 1838. Although we often focus on the transformation of the old Arsenal to restored 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.

Meet at the Ranger trailer at the Iron Bridge Trailhead.

If you'd like to register for this tour, please call 815-423-6370.

What's Nearby:
Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Utica Business Association
Joliet Slammers Baseball
Joliet Slammers Baseball
Grundy County Corn Festival

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