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Community Education in Southern Illinois


by Richard W. Poston 1959

In about 1830, all of southern Illinois fell victim to a changing technology and the opening of new lands elsewhere. The completion of the Erie Canal directed pioneer traffic to the Chicago area and to northern Illinois, where land was richer and more plentiful. The important Cumberland Trail from the East to the vicinity of St. Louis skirted the northern perimeter of southern Illinois. From that time until coal-mining began in earnest, the patterns of migration bypassed the region.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 58, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 9, 1959, p. 268-282
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19945, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 8:16:35 PM

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