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History Along the KRT

History Along the KRT

The history of East Central Illinois is inseparable from nature and human impact. Along the trail are a number gems from the past that chronicle what makes this area an interesting place to explore and learn.

Learn about the history of the communities along the KRT, why the were settled and interesting facts and characters.

Explore the land and cultures that existed before the area was settled during the western expansion

Railroads hasten the development and grew the economy of East Central Illinois. Learn about the two railroads that preceded the KRT and competed for business along the route.