Highway history

Our Lady of the Higway

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I’ve wanted to stop at the Madonna shrine with her arms outstretched for a long time. The shrine near Waggoner, Illinois is one of the lesser known Route 66 stops. It is called the “Our Lady of the Highway. This lovely shrine is located on private property, on a farm along Historic Route 66. The […]

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Eisenhower

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On a visit to Pennsylvania years ago I was honored to interview Stanley Wolfe. Stanley once owned Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Blackhawk Cockshutt tractor. It was a cool piece of machinery that if I read it right is now owned by the Gettysburg Park District. It was cool to see that President Eisenhower had a bit […]

Lindsborg Thru My Eyes

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Lindsborg, Kansas is a lovely community known as Little Sweden USA. I was invited to travel to experience the culture, art, and traditions of this great town. We had a wonderful time on this sponsored trip! The History in Lindsborg Lindsborg was settled in 1869 by a group of Lutheran Swedes led by 28-year old […]

Thompson Mill Covered Bridge

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When Keith and I saw the sign for the Thompson Mill Covered Bridge. We were interested right away. Historic signs when we have a minute are a sure way to make us stop. Getting to the Bridge We were on our way back from an event in Effingham, Illinois. The sign for the covered bridge […]

Fun on Route 66 & Beyond

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Sometimes it is fun just to take off and turn a duty trip into a fun one. It was my husband Keith’s birthday and we had an oil change in Collinsville, Illinois, after that we were as they say on American Pickers, freewheeling! Keith wanted Barbecue so we did what I always advise travelers to […]