Historical Travel

Museums, historical sites, historic figures

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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Patsy Cline

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I don’t think it is out of line to say that Patsy Cline is one of the greatest country stars that ever lived. Her clear voice fills the air with emotion and a resonance that still remains through the ages. My husband Keith and I are huge country music fans and stopped to pay tribute […]

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culture

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We took a tour of the murals and agritourism in Decatur, Alabama, but what about the cultural sites in town? There are a lot of cool places with art, history and culture to stop at in this historic town. We spent three nights, and immersed ourselves in the City. Hosted by the Decatur Morgan County […]

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