geography

outdoor activities

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Perry County Missouri is a beautiful place! During my hosted visit Trish Erzfeld the Perry County Tourism Director took Keith and I to some wonderful outdoor places! This part of the country is so much fun to visit because it is so different than home. While central Illinois is beautiful in its own way, it […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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Name That Town!

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My husband Keith and I have a game we play when traveling. We think though you will have fun playing this at home. Pick a town and try to decide how the town got its name. One of us will ask, “Do you want to know how the town got its name?” Then that person […]

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