Historical Travel

A marking reminding us of what went before - the Potawatomi Trail of Death - a march from Indiana to Kansas

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Roadside historical markers reveal much about what happened in the past.  We see these signs and drive on by oblivious to the events that unfolded on the very ground we trod. On a recent glorious trip to view the Fall Colors on the Pike Color Drive, we pulled over for one of these markers and […]

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Prairie tractors and a book made out of love wow visitors at the National Farm Toy Show

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Sometimes it is the little things that make something special.  That extra thing that someone did or said. This year at the National Farm Toy Show, that little thing was a book that Richard Marcott’s daughter Julie Blegos made for her dad. Right before he left for the show that is held in Dyersville, Iowa […]

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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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