Historical Travel

Mastodon Historic Site a human discovery

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Mastadon State Historic Site was one of the places I missed when I visited Kimmswick Missouri the last few times. With an upcoming article for Missouri Magazine, I thought I would round out the story with the history of the area and today my friend Janna Seiz and I hit the road and headed south. […]

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How could I resist a stop at the memorial of Robert E. Hughes touted as the World’s Largest Man?  We were on the Pike County Fall Color drive and this memorial was in the small town of Fishhook, Illinois which was deemed “The End of the Line”. I am not quite sure if that was […]

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Canton offers up some Farmall Red history

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The town of Canton was lovely decorated up downtown for the Spoon River drive.  This is a stop that always moves me because I write for Red Power and know how important the International Harvester connection was in this town.  With years of ties to International Harvester, we found an Inn appropriately named, “The Harvester […]

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Finding Lincoln on the Spoon River Drive

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The Spoon River Drive beckons my husband Keith and me each year.  Yes, we have been there, yes we have done that, but I always see something new and different and this year we had just finished harvest and a day away was balm to the soul. Being from the Land of Lincoln, I am […]

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Every year when I travel the back roads on Spoon River Drive with my farm collectible collecting farmer, I see something new.  This year my first “farm find” was a very cool John Deere industrial vehicle with I am sure some unique military history.  “It is not that old and it is not on display,” […]

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