Historical Travel

Museums, historical sites, historic figures

The Beall House! A Valentine's Idea

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Got your Valentine’s gift idea all planned out?  Roses, wine, jewelry?  A trip, an experience?  You can’t go wrong with any of those things, but you might want to think romantic getaway and it doesn’t get much more romantic than a stay at the Beall House.  While I admit that my stop was a tour […]

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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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The Mound House, shells beneath their feet

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Fort Myers Beach is a beach community with sand, sea, diners and lots of fun things to see and do.  Amidst the beach goers, and tourists, there is a place where history lives on, and the memory of the first dwellers of this area remains. The Mound House is a cultural experience with archeological history. […]

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The Sunshine Bridge, a Florida Experience

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The Sunshine  Skyway Bridge is a biggie!  This highway bridge on I-275 near Tampa Bay crosses 29,040 feet which comes out to about 5.5 miles. Held up by cables, this bridge from the distance shines bright gold in the sun and looks a bit like a golden sailboat floating above the bay.  It is easy to […]

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Eagle sighting in Grafton!

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After receiving a 2018 Eagle Watcher’s Guide in the mail from the Visit Alton CVB, I was hooked and had to go.  We headed to Grafton, an area we love.  Somewhere, perhaps in one of the guides I read that when the officials that be started constructing the Grafton Waterfront that they wanted it to […]

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