October 2013

Spoon River Drive 2013

With the rain coming in and a late start in the day, this year’s first weekend of the Spoon River drive was shorter one than usual, but we still had a chance to see some of the sights and sounds that this two weekend event the first and second weekend in October brings about. My […]

Rockwell Mound built by the Middle Woodland Culture

During a trip on the Spoon River Drive I saw a sign that said Rockwell Mound. Always fascinated by historical sites, and especially Native American sites, we make a quick diverge and headed to the mound that today is the location of Rockwell Park. Standing in front of the signs I had to reflect on […]

The Oaks

So, last week I missed out going to the historic town of Petersburg with my mom and sister who ate at The Oaks, a beautiful Italianate Victorian mansion located high on a hill. After missing out on the shopping/dining extravaganza, when my husband and I set out for the Spoon River Drive this past weekend […]

Hand Corn Husking Champions share tips

I am standing in the presence of greatness. I am right smack dab in the middle of the National Corn Husking champions’ Richard Hume who hails from Little York, Illinois and Frank Hennenfent from Smithshire. The two demonstrated how hand corn hand husking was performed at this year’s Half Century of Progress. My grandpa, Ralph […]