Little Toot Train, used to be right off Rt. 13 near Carterville, Illinois. (Between Marion and Carbondale) My Grandparents used to take me there all the time. Loved it! This is a postcard my Grandma had. And I am so glad she did, I will cherish this postcard forever.
Now from Taylor Pensoneau, the author of Brothers Notorious: The Sheltons, comes the long-awaited inside story of Black Charlie Harris, the last of Southern Illinois’ fabled lawbreakers. Read about the sensational double murder that landed Harris on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list before his conviction and imprisonment for the crime. It's a fast-moving narrative that leaves readers wishing it never came to an end.
The advent of Prohibition in 1920 saw the rise of “bootlegging” gangs throughout the United States, and in southern Illinois, three brothers—known as the Shelton Gang—dominated the illegal booze trade, and later, gambling, in Peoria.