STAN “TEX” BANASH. Roadside History of Illinois


STAN “TEX” BANASH. Roadside History of Illinois. Mountain Press. Trade paperback, 416 pages, $22, mountain-press.com.

Bo may know baseball, but Tex Banash knows Illinois. From Cairo in the south to Springfield in the center, to Galena in the northwest and to Chicago in the northeast, Banash thoroughly covers the state, giving vignettes of the history of every city, town and hamlet, as well as some that are no longer there. If you live in, visit, like or are just interested in the Land of Lincoln, Roadside History of Illinois is just what the doctor ordered.