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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John Schirle  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1960 in Decatur, IL

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Illinois Connection

Schirle was born and raised in Decatur. He graduated from Lincoln Christian College in Lincoln, Illinois. Currently a resident of Decatur, he is a library assistant in the Children's Department of the Decatur Public Library.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Schirle was raised in central Illinois and has been back in his home state since 1993. Since his college days he has loved getting away in the outdoors: camping, hiking, canoeing, and, more recently, caving. As a result he’s spent countless hours scouring the region for the ideal tent-camping getaways. He’s had a personal goal for some years of visiting every single state park in Illinois (which he hasn’t yet achieved, although he’s a lot closer now!). Over the years he’s been a Bible translator in central Africa, a college professor, camp program director, and is currently a children’s librarian in his hometown of Decatur, Illinois.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Best tent camping, Illinois :
ISBN: 9781634041041. OCLC Number: 1033571894

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This book presents the compiled, most up-to-date research into the best scenic campgrounds in Illinois.

The best in tent camping, Illinois :
ISBN: 9780897328159. OCLC Number: 609854383

Menasha Ridge Press,. .

From the bubbling creeks and steep ravines of Apple River Canyon in the northwest, to the spectacular vistas of Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest to the southeast, the state of Illinois offers an amazing range of natural beauty to enjoy. There are rivers to canoe, lakes to fish, trails to hike and bike, and plenty of quiet places to camp amidst the wild diversity of the Prairie State. The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois is an indispensable guide for the tent camper who wants to enjoy all this up close, for whom camping is not just overnight lodging, but an integral part of the w.

The best in tent camping, Illinois :
ISBN: 0897326431. OCLC Number: 262431119

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