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The Trail of Tears State Forest is a state park, conservation area, and forest in Jonesboro, Illinois. It is also quite historic for occupying the land near the route of the tragic Trail of Tears.

Named after the said historic event, the Trail of Tears State Forest was established in 1929. It was created for managing timber, wildlife, watershed protection, and ecosystem preservation. It features one of the most rugged landscapes in the state and a wide array of plant communities that are ideal for the terrain. The site is also located near the site where the Cherokee, Creek, and Chickasaw nations made makeshift camps from 1838 to 1839 during their move to the reservations in Oklahoma. The event is now known as the Trail of Tears.
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