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2017 bird bookLooking for a unique gift for a Piasa Bird lover? The library has just the thing!

Finally, the true story of “The Great and Powerful Piasa Bird,” as told by someone who seems to possess first hand information. This book tells how the Piasa Birds first came to North America, and how and why they settled near Alton, Illinois. Learn how the St. Louis World’s Fair; Boy Scout Camp Warren Levis and Southwestern High School all have close ties to this fierce predator. Learn the true story of the cold-blooded murder of a peaceful Piasa Bird by the evil Illini Chief Ouatoga.

The author guarantees no less than seven irrefutable documented facts in this soft-cover 118 page book measuring 6”x9” containing over 59 original illustrations, maps and photographs, many never before published, including 16 pages in color. 

The book will be available to purchase for $20.00. The Brighton Memorial Library will also be hosting an event in January with the author Andrew Clark. 

Stop in today we have a limited supply.






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Brighton Memorial Library District
110 North Main Street (PO Box 183), in Brighton, Illinois

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