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WSIU Almanac 2.21.24

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Kevin Boucher

ON THIS DAY in 1878, the world's first telephone directory was issued in New Harbor, Connecticut to 50 subscribers


The notable work of women photojournalists is highlighted in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Sharp Museum this spring. Acclaimed photojournalist Anna Rose Layden will be the guest speaker tomorrow night at the opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the museum. The event is free and open to the public.

In Pope County, The River-to-River Trail Society announces its 1st public hike of the 2024 spring hiking season on Mar. 2nd. Hike Little Cedar and Crevice Falls with a leader. This hike is free, open to the public and will be a loop hike of 5 miles in length. The leader of this hike can be reached at 270-331-1553 for more information. Hikers should meet at 10:00 am at the East Trigg Trailhead. This hike is intended for people in good health who have done some hiking. Hiking sticks and boots or sturdy shoes are recommended. Hikers should bring their own water and snacks. No dogs please. Hikers will need to shuttle for this hike. Check the post on the River-to-River Trail Society website www.rivertorivertrail.net for more information including driving directions to the meeting area for this hike.

The Friends of the Shawnee National Forest hosts its third annual Shawnee Polar Plunge, Saturday, March 2nd at Pounds Hollow Recreation Area. Proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Shawnee and the Equality Fire Department. The Plunge starts at 3 p.m. Onsite registration begins at 1:30, with activities throughout the day. Information on the Friends of the Shawnee Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/shawneefriends with online registration available at https://www.shawneefriends.org/

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Leah Lerner is a media writer, producer, and announcer at WSIU Public Broadcasting located at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email wsiunews@wsiu.org.
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WSIU Almanac | The Almanac is a weekday feature that provides an overview of events, happenings, and history of the world around us. Each episode provides a little "slice of life" about the day. Send information to us at almanac@wsiu.org or wsiuradio@wsiu.org.