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The Old York Trail and the 1830 Lincoln Path from Palestine to Charleston

Dates: April 28, 2021

Meets: W from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Location: Five Mile House

Member Fee: $0.00

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Carolyn J. Stephens will be sharing a Power Point of historical stories and maps with pictures of the defunct Old York Trail and the 1830 Lincoln Path from Charleston to Palestine, Illinois. The Old York Trail was probably a buffalo trail first, then definitely a Native American Trail, then a pioneer trail bringing settlers to Central Illinois. Later the trail was used to transport farm produce to the Wabash River for transport to be sold as well as purchasing supplies from the thriving city of York on the Wabash River. The stories that are being collected are an amazing historical account of our ancestors and early pioneers who were instrumental in making central Illinois a home for their descendants and those who came after them.

Stephens was awarded the Illinois Community College Faculty Assoc. Dr. Joseph T. Cipfl Faculty Research/Workshop Grant to study this historic trail of which the Lincoln Family traveled in part when migrating from Indiana to Illinois.


Register by 04/27/2021
Fee: $0.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Member Fee$ 0.00
Course Fee (Alternate)Non-member$ 0.00

Five Mile House

Hwy 130 & Westfield Road (CR 480N)

Marita Metzke

Carolyn Stephens


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