Civil War history

Tale of Two Pike Counties

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Read about our day in Pike County. Pike County Illinois and Pike County Missouri! As we started out the day, the temperatures were in the high twenties and the sun was shining. We had breakfast in Waverly at Verda Mae’s, which has recently reopened on Saturdays for breakfast. The food and service was first rate […]

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Robert Todd in Mount Pleasant!

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For years we have passed by the lovely yellow house in Mount Pleasant, Iowa and wanted to stop. The Harlan Lincoln House was home owned by Robert Todd Lincoln and his wife, Mary Harlan Lincoln. This really is more a Harlan story than a Lincoln one, but what a cool one it is! The home […]

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Heritage Canyon such a find!

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Heritage Canyon has such a cool name. That alone was enough to make me want to see what it was. It turned out to be a former quarry turned into an 1800’s village! Keith and I drove the beautiful Great River Road. We were headed on our way back from Dyersville, Iowa’s 2020 National Farm […]

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Warsaw

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A day in Warsaw, Illinois brought some unexpected pleasures. This river town has a lot of history Keith and I discovered when we stopped in to see what it had to offer. Fort Edwards Warsaw, Illinois was once the site of Two Military Forts, Fort Johnson and Fort Edwards. Built on the east side of […]

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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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