Civil War history

Historic Collinsville

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Have you ever had a dream that you wanted to see come to fruition?  That is the story behind Historic Collinsville.  JoAnn and Glenn Weakly created Historic Collinsville after Joanne saw a need for children to learn about history hands on. Keith and I are honored we got to visit with this magnetic couple on […]

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history in Pulaski country

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Pulaski County Missouri is rich in history. Set in the beautiful Ozark hills, on a recent hosted trip to Pulaski County I had a chance to visit some cool historic sites.  These sites included Route 66, a Stagecoach Museum and Trail of Tears monuments as well as some interesting landmarks. We started our day at […]

shopping Pulaski County

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Shopping  in Pulaski County Missouri was great fun.  It is an integral part of visiting,  while on a hosted trip I visited several shops.  I love to see what there is in different parts of the country and learn about the history and culture of the area I am in! H.E. Warren Store  The H […]

Kinney Pioneer Musseum

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Museum Director Kay Ingersol literally guided us by phone to the Kinney Pioneer Museum and Historical Society of North Iowa.  At first we  had trouble finding our way.  After arriving she took us on a whirlwind tour.  The Kinney Pioneer Museum was perhaps the most amazing find of our hosted trip to Mason City, Iowa.  […]

Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument and the Whispering Wall

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I’d learned about Elijah Lovejoy in history and about his support of the abolition movement years ago, but sometimes it takes seeing and remembering to bring home the efforts that some went to for our freedoms.  This past Monday, Annie Jansen, my mom and I visited the monument in Alton, Illinois.  Mom didn’t try the […]

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