Giant City State Park (Images of America) by Karen Sisulak Binder

By Karen Sisulak Binder

a person desirous to know the way sizeable urban nation Park in rural Makanda earned its identify want in simple terms hike at the large urban Nature path. right here they stroll during the park's namesake rock formations, carved 20,000 years in the past through the melting waters of a Pleistocene glacier that stopped an insignificant 1.5 miles from the park. but it wasn't until eventually 1933 to 1941, while the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) operated its 3 paintings camps, that guy blazed his such a lot extraordinary path within the park's historical past. The CCC's paintings in view that then has been loved by way of hundreds of thousands of park viewers to its stone picnic shelters, trails in the course of the park, and the big mammoth urban Lodge.

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