Highway history

James Dean

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On our way home from Portland, Indiana, we stopped in Fairmount Indiana’s Grant County where James Dean lived most of his life. My knowledge of the mega star was really very small. I knew of his role in the movie Rebel Without a Cause and that he died in a car crash. I knew he […]

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Dunkirk Indiana

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Keith and I visited Jay County recently. We came to town for the Tri-State Gas and Engine Show. While there, Gyneth Ausburger, Director of the Jay County Indiana CVB shared some of the glories of the little town of Dunkirk, “Glass Capital of the Indiana”. It was the discovery of natural gas in the 1880’s,  […]

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Voyage Home

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In the little town of Riverside, Iowa there is a walk into the future. According to the Voyage Home Riverside History Center, this is the “future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk” . He will be born on March 22, 2228! Keith and I were returning from Amana Colonies, Iowa when I asked him to […]

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Corvair Museum

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What is cooler than a Corvair Museum? Not much, especially located right here along historic route 66 right in the heart of central Illinois! The Museum Mike Hall, President of Corvair Society of America and one of the organizers of the museum said, “We moved in in November of 2019. We were in Decatur before […]

Edwards Trace

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I love finding history nearby, and Center Park is along East Lake Drive at Springfield, Illinois’ southern edge. Here you will find some ancient history. This history is the Edwards Trace, an ancient trail little known and little documented. Yet in this park near a picnic area is a sign. This sign reminds us that […]