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Backroads: Bucketheads' Catfish & BBQ Video included

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In the southwest corner of Saline County, there's a restaurant with dishes inspired by all areas of the deep south. 

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Backroads: RFK Miniature Horse Farm

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For some, retiring on a small ranch is the goal but a couple in Williamson County has gone a step further by retiring on a small ranch with small animals.

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Backroads: River to River Farm

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In Johnson County, there's a farm that's growing and making more than just food.

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Backroads: Rolling Oak Alpaca Ranch Video included

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MAKANDA (WSIL) -- Nestled deep in the countryside of Union County there is a mother daughter duo that has turned their passion for crocheting and farming into a unique business for the area.

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Backroads: R&J Tactical Lazer Tag Video included

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Hidden just out of plain sight in Jefferson County there's a family fun center that offers activities for people of all ages and abilities.     

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Backroads: Earth & Wood Video included

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For some, retirement means kicking back and relaxing but for others it's a chance to pursue their dreams. 

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Backroads: Uncle Joe's BBQ Video included

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A family restaurant in Jefferson County has been serving interstate travelers for more than 30 years. 

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Backroads: Curds General Store Video included

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In Williamson County, there's a little general store that sells everything from meat and produce to homemade bath bombs. 

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Backroads: Leedle-Houme Bees Video included

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Farming is a way of life for many, from agriculture to livestock but for one couple, it's all about the bees. 

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Backroads: Classic Cars Video included

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During the 50s and 60s, Chevrolet made some of its most iconic cars.

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Backroads: Kaylors' Restaurant Video included

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CAVE-IN-ROCK (WSIL) -- The historic town of Cave-In-Rock is known for its state park and ferry crossing but an eatery there is now attracting visitors for its fish.

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Backroads: Big Muddy Hogs Video included

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HURST (WSIL) -- In Williamson County, there's a small meat store where everything sold is raised on the same property.

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Backroads: Pomona Winery Video included

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POMONA (WSIL) -- The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail is packed with visitors looking to taste and experience what Southern Illinois has to offer. But of all the wineries in the area, there's only one that's grape free.

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Backroads: Thumper Spinnerbaits Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT (WSIL) -- Fishing is a big part of life for many in southern Illinois. And for more than 50 years building the perfect bait has been a way of life for a West Frankfort family.

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Backroads: Wiffle Ball & Music Video included

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HARRISBURG (WSIL) -- Generally, wiffle ball and making music are not associated with one another but a Saline County man has found a way to combine both of his passions.

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Backroads: Williford's Blacktop Stop Video included

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AKIN (WSIL) -- In Franklin County, there's a Cajun paradise that's serving up some authentic food.

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Backroads: Kincaid Mounds Video included

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MASSAC COUNTY (WSIL) -- Near the southern tip of Illinois remnants of an ancient civilization dating back a thousand years is still visible today.  

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Backroads: Tree house cabins Video included

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HEROD (WSIL) -- Hidden deep in the heart of the Illinois Ozarks, there's a company that's taking luxury cabins to new heights.

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Backroads: Dinger Bats Video included

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RIDGWAY (WSIL) -- In the heart of popcorn country, a baseball bat maker has gone from hobbyist to a well-known name in the sports industry. 

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