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Velie Plantation History lives on in Moline Illinois.

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What is more fascinating than history? Then what is more important than preserving that history? Thankfully the Quad City Bank & Trust optioned to refurbish the Velie Plantation former home of Willard and Annie Velie when they were looking to build. Willard Lamb Velie Willard Lamb Velie the grandson of John Deere was a force […]

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The Steel Plow Burger Co.  A Dining Event!

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It makes sense that in Moline, Illinois, the home of John Deere, that you might find a restaurant named The Steel Plow! What makes it even better is that the food was awesome! Jessica Waytenick from the Visit Quad Cities hosted my friend Annie Jansen and I on our visit to the area. Our Visit […]

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A Day on Mackinac Island!

So, we had never been to Mackinac Island have you? We had certainly heard a lot of wonderful things about it though. Since we were up in the area it only seemed right to stop. The Dilemma We didn’t have time for a real visit. All we had time for was a half day at […]

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The Ledge

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So, yesterday I did it!  I sat at the edge of the Ledge all the way up on the 110 story, 1,450 Willis Tower.   Formerly known as the Sears Tower, this skyscraper held the record as the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center site was built in 2014.  There I […]

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My Lincoln Encounter in Indiana!

On a recent trip to Indiana, my husband Keith and I stopped at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.  This National Historic Landmark includes the Lincoln Boyhood Home .   This is where Honest Abe lived from 1816 until 1830.   Being from the Springfield, Illinois area, I guess I always think of Abraham Lincoln in […]

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