December 3 – Illinois!

Posted on December 3, 2016

On this date in 1818, Illinois became the 21st state in the United States.

Illinois is home to the third largest city in the U.S. (after NYC and LA). Any idea what it is?

This city is famous for its awesome skyline, for deep-dish pizza, and for hot dogs!

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But Illinois is not just one amazing city. Also on offer is the unutterable beauty of Starved Rock State Park:

Take a peek at Illinois Beach State Park – and note that this beach is not on an ocean, but is instead on Lake Michigan:

Cache River Wildlife Refuge is swampy and full of wide-flared cypress trees (and sometimes full of egrets!):

Giant City State Park has some really unusual (in other words, weird) rock formations:

Chicago, Illinois, is the third largest city in the United States.

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