Abraham Lincoln

Petersburg Square

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My sister Debbie and I headed out for an adventure. We found ours in downtown Petersburg, Illinois on the historic square. Looking for a cool place to walk, we parked and struck out in this town with so much history. We learned that the town of Petersburg was actually surveyed by a young Deputy Surveyor […]

Last Stop

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Sometimes history is as close as a short drive away. That is true of this iconic statue The Last Stop created by John McClarey of Abraham Lincoln in nearby Christian County. Who doesn’t love an Honest Abe story? I found one on the Taylorville Illinois square where there is a very lovely yet comical statue […]

The Old Lincoln Courtroom & Museum, where Lincoln’s Almanac Trial Took Place

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It was a day where we were without jobs so Keith and I headed to Beardstown to see the Old Lincoln Courthouse & Museum.  This wonderful museum is one of Abraham Lincoln’s most important trials, the Almanac Trial happened.  I was amazed by the showmanship and drama attached to this trail.  While I surely learned […]

Pike County's Civil War Flag & Historic Museums!

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The 3rd weekend of October is a special time in Illinois’s Pike County. The Fall Color Drive brings visitors to this county known for their large white-tail deer population.  While that is a draw, I also found that the county and Pittsfield in particular has a lot of history. With field work almost wrapped up,we took the […]

Photo-Shoot on Route 66!- Preparing for a Tractor Drive.

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The area where we live is known for two things, Abraham Lincoln and Route 66.  This coming June 16-18 of 2017, we will be involved with a tractor drive that is part  of the Land of Lincoln Expo, a fun tractor show. The tractor drive will be on parts of historic Route 66. The show will be held at […]