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Todd D Volker

Born: 1963, in Elmhurst, Illinois
Connection to Illinois: Volker is a lifelong resident of Illinois. He was born in Elmhurst, raised in Lombard along the Illinois Prairie Path and in Princeton near the Hennepin Canal State Trail. He is a graduate of Princeton High School, Knox College in Galesburg and graduate school at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. He's lived in Chillicothe, La Salle, Peru and Ottawa.

Biography: Todd Volker has a passion for history and for the outdoors, and he combined these in writing The Complete Grand Illinois Trail Guidebook and the Starved Rock Almanac. These are about outdoor places in Illinois, and also about Illinois history.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

The Complete Grand Illinois Trail Guidebook: The Midwest's Biggest Outdoor Adventure
ISBN: 0972617612 OCLC: 54435962

First Serve Pr Peoria, Ill. : 2004

The Grand Illinois Trail is the Midwest's biggest outdoor adventure, a network of dedicated recreation trails stretching across the state, from Chicago to the Mississippi River, north to Galena and back to Chicago. The Guidebook is a comprehensive resource to the trail: its histories and cultures, its technical aspects.