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About 215 miles from Chicago - 212 miles from Cincinnati - MoonStoreWind.jpg (23820 bytes) 140 miles from St. Louis - about 100 miles from Indianapolis, and for you city folk, here's the best directions I've got:  Git yourself to exit 119 on Interstate 70.  Only 18 miles to go!  Exit 119 is also IL-130 go South 3 miles and take a left MoonHazel.jpg (43894 bytes) on HAZEL DELL Road which is also known as CR-4.  After approx 7 miles, CR-4 becomes IL-49.  After 1.7 miles, take  a Right onto E 400th Road which is also CR-26.  After about 3.5 miles take a left onto E 400th Road Moon4wl.jpg (50418 bytes) which is also CR-11.  Wheeeee, having fun yet?  After 2 miles, hang a right on N 600th Street.  1 mile down the road you'll be at a stop sign, just look to the left and try to find a place to park-you're at the Moonshine Store!  It's a great time finding your way and you'll feel a sense of adventure.

 

 

When you're passing through the small (don't blink) town of Hazel Dell, be sure to stop at the Bakery at 119 South Pine St and get
a slice of home made pie from the owner Kathy Smith.  Home cookin' at it's best and you won't be disappointed.

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MoonJim.jpg (46221 bytes)If you get lost, call 618 569-9200 and ask someone to guide you on in.  Jimmie Staten spends a fair amount of his time giving telephone directions to first timers.  In 2003, CBS Sunday Morning broadcast a story about the MoonCrowd1.jpg (74920 bytes) store which widely publicized this small country place.  People from all 50 states have signed the guest book located at the checkout counter.  On a visit in 2006, I talked to people from Missouri, Florida, Indiana, and Kansas while eating lunch at one of the dozen picnic tables next to the store.

 

 

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