Funks Grove Maple Sirup (thing)
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Ask an American where maple syrup comes from, and they’ll usually mention Vermont, just as most Canadians will think of Quebec. There is, however, another place known for the stuff. That place is Funks Grove, in Illinois, and there they call it maple sirup. Funks Grove is near Shirley, Illinois, a small village just off Route 66 (or Interstate 55), and it’s easy to find due to the many signs along the road.
What has become a local legend started back in 1824 when Isaac Funk left Germany and settled in a natural maple grove some fifteen miles south of Bloomington, Illinois. Funk had picked the locati...