Highway history

Quincy and Carthage

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Quincy and Carthage offer a great day trip with Abraham Lincoln history and architectural beauty as well. Head out to explore!

Murals & Museums in Pontiac, IL

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A stop in Pontiac Illinois was perfect after the BBQ festival in Dwight. In Dwight I wanted to see the stops I missed when Keith and I traveled to this amazing town in early April. Traveling with my grandkids and my sister-in-law Terri and brother-in-law Kim, we decided we had time for one more Route […]

A Day in Dwight!

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Dwight, Illinois is in the northern sector of of the state. I have memories of flitting through it while traveling for the State of Illinois. You may also recall glimpsing a very cool windmill from the window of the Amtrak while traveling to Chicago. On a recent trip I photographed that windmill for a Travel […]

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Ulysses Grant's Campsite

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It is always neat to learn new history! Thanks to a press release on the Senior News & Times for Illinois I learned that a Ulysses S. Grant’s overnight campsite was in nearby Jacksonville, Illinois. Today, my husband Keith and I even traced a few historical stops in town! Grant’s Campsite The corner of the […]

Civil War Soldier Boy - a Statue

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I saw your solider statue today At the Cumberland Sugar Creek cemetery Where you stood so tall Your back against the sun. Boys, men, brothers, fathers and sons A soldier, divided in thoughts, divided in devotions Fought in a nation that was torn in two. But you only wanted to ensure Freedom for all and […]

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