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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 […]

Ascension Sunday hits home

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It was buying a dining room set from the Amish that brought our attention to Ascension Sunday. We bought the set in Arthur, Illinois. Arthur is an Amish community. We saw that the business was closed on Ascension Sunday along with other religious holidays like Easter and Christmas. This made us look a little deeper. […]

Historic walk around Lincoln's Tomb

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Travel is currently discouraged. Walking however is encouraged! So, I headed to nearby Oak Ridge Cemetery and went for a historic walk around Lincoln’s Tomb! Enjoy this visual trip around Lincoln’s Tomb! This State Historic Site is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln. His wife Mary, and three of their four sons: Edward, William, […]

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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a walk through Southwind Park

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Travel these days means a walk in a nearby locale! Part of the excitement has been finding fun nearby places to stretch the legs. We also want to see some new scenery. It was a bit wet for hiking, this Friday. But a walk through Southwind Park in the Springfield, Illinois proved to be a […]

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