Highway history

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 […]

Sattley Co.

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Sattely Manufacturing Roots run deep here in farm country. Their story begins in Rochester, Illinois at a blacksmith shop. Here they developed a plow. Later they expanded into agricultural implements. This growth eventually led to a huge company headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. In Springfield the Sattley Manufacturing Co. manufactured plows, cultivators, harrows, farm wagons and […]

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Endless Nights-Sky View Drive-In

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Have you ever been to a drive-in movie? The Sky View Drive In at Litchfield, is the last original theater on Route 66 in Illinois. According to their website it is one of only four in the nation. Years ago I went with a friend. We shared a huge bucket of popcorn and watched two […]

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Visual Antique Lawn & Garden  Tractors Show!

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Who doesn’t love antique lawn and garden tractors? There are big advantages to these smaller collectible antique tractors. Some will fit in the back of a pick up truck. They can be stored in the garage, they don’t take up a lot of space and although my husband Keith won’t appreciate this, they are just […]