Tour Locations | Interstate 55: St. Louis, MO to Springfield, IL
LOCATION 43 | Interstate 55: St. Louis, MO to Springfield, IL
Roberts Cemetery and the Savanah Nature Preserve
As noted earlier, efforts are being made to restore some of Illinois’ landscape to its pre-settler appearance, especially along the Interstate. But there are some parts of Illinois’ landscape that has remained untouched since the earliest settlers arrived more than 200 years ago. To our right, near the base of the second communication tower, the radio tower that is about two miles off in the distance, is Robert’s Cemetery and the Savanna Nature Preserve. At this location, two and a half acres of land have been protected from plow or disturbance since the cemetery’s first burial in 1807.
The preserve was dedicated in 1987, and anybody that wants to see a part of the Illinois landscape that has remained untouched and unaltered for the past 200 years, go toward that radio tower to our right.