military history

memorial day

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Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day and was celebrated by laying flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers after the Civil War.

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!

Playing Tourist in Springfield

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Playing tourist in Springfield was a great way to see the Capitol City with a fresh new perspective! Have you done this?

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 […]

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 […]