September 2017

Atlanta, a stop along Route 66

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Enroute to a presentation in Bloomington last week, I was a bit early so I stopped in Atlanta, Illinois to revisit a few Route 66 icons.  It had been a few years and I was pleasantly surprised by all I saw!  The first thing on my agenda was the Paul Bunyon statue.  The statue stands […]

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Traveling the back roads during harvest, safety first!

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Fall colors, crisp air and winding roads are all siren calls to hit the back roads and immerse yourself in this most beautiful of seasons that comes and goes so quickly.  Crisp apples and pumpkin pie fill stands at festivals.  Mulled cider and spice cake, pumpkin mazes and watching farmers work in the field, these […]

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With the changing colors of the leaves and the fun fall festivals, the season brings fall auctions.  I put together some upcoming auctions you might enjoy! This time of year, many collectors switch their attention from antique farm equipment to farm toys this time of year.  Those collectors will be interested in the fall sale […]

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The History and Mystery of Rutherford B. Hayes

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While in Ohio, this summer, Nancy Reynolds took Annie Jansen and I to tour the beautiful Rutherford B. Hayes home and his Presidential Library and Museum that is located right next door.  The home is quite lovely and since I knew very little about our 19th President everything was new. Rutherford B. Hayes was the […]

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Experiencing History at The Wolcott House Museum Complex

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When Annie Jansen and I played tourist at the beautiful Wolcott House that is just one of several buildings in the Museum Complex, I must say it was love at first sight.  The huge porch and white paint welcomed us right in along with the director, Amanda Vaughan.  It was late in the day and […]

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