IN THE BEGINNING...
Three men thought up
a magazine in the loft of a log house
that stood on a hillside in northeastern
Pope County. The year was 1983.
By early 1985, that
magazine, Springhouse, was very
much a part of the southern Illinois
scene, but by then two of its founders
had turned their attention to other
matters, leaving the magazine to the
whims and awkward dreams of one man.
Neither he, nor
anyone else could possibly dream that a
mere fifteen years later Springhouse
would go on-line, or that certain
articles of regional interest would be
available to readers around the world.
Such a concept is
staggering for one more attuned to log
cabin rusticity than to the seeming
speed-of-light technology of keyboard
and modem. Well, that concept is now
We are holding on
tight for the ride of a lifetime. Join