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4 Forgotten Folklore Tales of Madison County

If you’ve lived in Madison County for any amount of time, you might have heard about some of the famous folklore surrounding our great county. You’ve probably heard all about the Piasa Bird that had once terrorized Alton near the bluffs of the Great River Road, the Seven Gates of Hell between Troy and Collinsville, and the towering, spooky McPike Mansion in Alton.

There are plenty of other interesting stories and folklore originating from Madison County that not many know about, though! Here are 4 of our favorites. See if you’ve heard them before!

Celebrate Independence Day in Madison County with These 8 Patriotic Events!

Our nation’s birthday is a fantastic time to celebrate our independence and the beautiful summertime weather with family and friends. What better way to do that than in Madison County?! This year, Independence Day falls on a Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go somewhere in our fair county to celebrate!

Here are 8 fun events you can attend with your friends and family this year!