2019

Young Lincoln of New Salem - Abraham Lincoln's spiritual journey during his time at New Salem and beyond- a book review

Lately it seems like I have been on a Lincoln kick so when I had the chance receive Sam Rawlins book Young Lincoln of New Salem, Abraham Lincoln’s spiritual journey during his time at New Salem and beyond, the timing seemed right. In exchange for receiving the book, I agreed to read and review it. […]

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Christian county

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I stopped at the Lincoln Statue”The Last Stop” a few weeks ago on the Taylorville, Illinois Square. After that stop, I was left with a desire to see the courthouse where Abraham Lincoln served in Christian County. To do that, a trip to the Christian County Society and Museum was in order. The grounds offered […]

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Old Iron Fix

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My husband Keith is usually in the fields during Aumann Auctions Pre-1930 auction. This auction focuses on, well items before 1930! Today he wasn’t in the fields and we headed over to see the myriad of beautiful old iron. In essence, I traveled across the countryside to Nokomis, Illinois and got my old iron fix. […]

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Meridian Mississippi

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There is a lot of good things about Meridian, Mississippi! The first would be the Soule Steam Feed Works Industrial Heritage Museum, the last intact steam engine factory. The second would be Weidman’s restaurant, which we heard is the oldest restaurant in the state. Both wonderful experiences I had this past February. Soule Steam Feed […]

Last Stop

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Sometimes history is as close as a short drive away. That is true of this iconic statue The Last Stop created by John McClarey of Abraham Lincoln in nearby Christian County. Who doesn’t love an Honest Abe story? I found one on the Taylorville Illinois square where there is a very lovely yet comical statue […]