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Garden Of The Gods Wilderness,Herod,Illinois

The Garden of the Gods Wilderness is a 3,318-acre parcel of land listed as a Wilderness Area of the United States. It is located within the Shawnee National Forest in Hardin, Pope, Saline, and Gallatin counties in the U.S. state of Illinois.

Garden Of The Gods Wilderness,Herod,Illinois
FORDF250HDXLT, Dec 23, 2016
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      Named after the native American tribe, the Shawnee, the area was home to numerous native Americans, who once lived, farmed and hunted in the region and roamed throughout the beautiful rolling hills. Today, visitors can see and visit a few native American sites found in the forest.

      During the Carboniferous period (circa 300 million years before the present), local geological conditions laid down a thick bed of gray sandstone in what is now southern Illinois. This bed of sandstone was later uplifted, and the Garden of the Gods is part of an uplifted sandstone plateau. Unlike much of Illinois, this plateau was never covered by glaciers; the furthest advance of ice sheets during the Illinoian glaciation stopped just north of Garden of the Gods.

      Garden of the Gods Wilderness - Wikipedia

      Exploring the Shawnee National Forest - Illinois Times


      Not to be confused with the park in Colorado with the same name.
      I stopped in here to take a hike on a road trip and what a gem! Don't drive by here on a road trip whatever you do.It's a must stop!
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