Crazy Stuff Illinois – Little-Known Facts About the Prairie State
A crazy little gem of a trivia book packed with little-known facts about Illinois. From crazy laws and crazy history to crazy wildlife and crazy guys 'n' gals, everything you never would have believed about Illinois is in these pages ready to entertain readers of all ages. The perfect gift for everyone from Illinois, and those who would like to be.
About Iris Singleton McAvoy (Birmingham, Alabama Author)
Writer and Walker County native Iris Singleton McAvoy has a unique take on the history of Walker County. Coal is intertwined with her family history, making the stories of mining in Walker County dear to her heart.
Through images contributed by Horace DeFore, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Alabama Department of Archives, and countless Walker County natives, she re-creates scenes from mines and mining camps that have long disappeared.
She hopes this book honors the hard-working miners who have sacrificed to make this county great.