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Name: Southern Illinois


Historical Note: Southern Illinois, often referred to as "Little Egypt" is the extreme southern region of the American state of Illinois. The southern part of Illinois is geographically, culturally, and economically different from the rest of the state. Settled by migrants from the Upper South, historically it was more affiliated with the southern agricultural economy and rural culture that existed on both sides of the Ohio River.
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