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Prairie State’s Remaining Prairies Cling to Bluffs

July 4, 2007 clifftop CliffNotes

Illinois, the Prairie State, once was part of a vast grassland, covering most of central North America, called the tallgrass prairie.  In pre-European settlement times, Illinois consisted of approximately 22 million acres of prairie — about 60 percent of the state’s land — and 14 million acres of forest. At the time of European settlement, […]


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