African American history

Lincoln trail

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On a Sunday afternoon Keith and I took off for a drive. We wanted to wander, and found ourselves in Carlinville, Illinois. While I had hoped that the lovely bakery, the Hawthorn Tree I had discovered on the square would be open it was not. However, what I did find instead was Lincoln! It is […]

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Marvelous Days in New Orleans

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This past February my husband Keith and I got the chance to board the beautiful American Queen Steamboat out of marvelous New Orleans. We took the 9-day round trip Southern Sampler trip up. We traveled up and down the Mississippi River in exchange for covering this for amazing journey for Senior News & Times of […]

five Springfield Illinois stops

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Check out these fun five Springfield Illinois stops! The grandkids and I had a few days last week to spend in Downtown Springfield. “I love the older part of downtown grandma,” my granddaughter told me. I have to agree. There is a lot to do in the historic Land of Lincoln. When you come to […]

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African American History Museum

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This African American History Museum offers authentic stories about African-American life in Central Illinois. Located on Monument Avenue, my friend Suzette Starr and I ventured to the Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum this past Friday. I have been meaning to visit this museum for quite a while. I met up with Kevia […]

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Syracuse History

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The middle of May brought me to Syracuse, New York. I traveled here for the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) Conference. It took place May 15-18, 2019. While at this event I had a chance to learn some amazing history about the wonderful town of Syracuse, New York. Salt History in Syracuse Syracuse is […]