General John A. Logan

An Iowa  Writer and Producer is in the planning stages of making a movie about General John A. Logan, with shooting scheduled to begin in the Summer of 2021.

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City of Carbondale

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale's Amy Fox and General John A. Logan Museum's Mike Jones about the significance of Memorial Day in southern Illinois, 150 years after it was officially recognized.

WSIU/Kevin Boucher

As we approach the Memorial Day Holiday, we take a close look at the early days of General John A. Logan.  Our expert is Mike Jones, the Executive Director of the General John A. Logan Museum in Murphysboro.  For more information about the museum browse to:http://www.loganmuseum.org/

Jackson County Illinois was formed from parts of Randolph and Johnson Counties and became the ninth county in the state on January 10th, 1816.  To commemorate the event, the Murphysboro Tourism Commission, the Jackson County Government, the Illinois State Historical Society and descendants of one of the founders, Conrad Will, will unveil two historical event markers on Saturday January 23rd, 2016 at 2:00PM at the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysoro.

In this interview, Mike Jones, with the Murphysboro Tourism Commission and the Director  of the General John A. Logan Museum talk about the beginning of the county and one of its founders.