Central Illinois Autumn
11.11.2010 9:00PM

I was back in Will County to complete some more rural surveys. At this point we have completed surveying all the farms and have shifted our focus to possible ruins of historic farmsteads at the former Joliet Arsenal, now the site of Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Where do we decide to search for possible ruins? At a grove of trees standing alone on the flat plains. Even in early November the groundcover and thicket is so wild, sometimes its difficult to find anything. Since the ruins aren't particularly aesthetically pleasing, I've posted some shots of the natural landscape, as well as photos from a historic cemetery, which had headstones of individuals born BEFORE the Revolutionary War. Pretty amazing stuff. Please enjoy and leave your comments.

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