Carlinville Illinois

Sears Homes

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There was a day when you could order literally anything from the Sears catalog, and I mean anything! In fact, you could even order a house. The town of Carlinville, Illinois, boasts the largest existing contiguous collection of Sears Homes. After some research I learned from the blog Sears Home.org that Elgin, Illinois is home […]

Million Dollar Courthouse

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The Million Dollar Courthouse is located in Carlinville, Illinois. Building on this beautiful courthouse began in 1869 and was completed in 1870. They built an architectural wonder, but it sunk the county 1.3 million in debt and would 40 years to pay it off. My daughter Allie and I loved our tour that Andrea Duncan, […]

Deere, here, Deere there Deere Everywhere! - Land of Lincoln Expo Wrap

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This was the first year for the Land of Lincoln Expo and it went off with a bang.  Bill Miller pulled out all the stops and along with a wonderful group of sponsors the show was a great success. Over 300 tractors of all makes and models came to the first ever show.  There were […]

Land of Lincoln Expo & Route 66 Tractor Drive

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News, news, news! A new tractor show is coming to Carlinville, Illinois. It is called the Land of Lincoln Expo (https://www.facebook.com/LandofLincolnExpo) and we are excited about this fun event. Along with the tractor show, there is also going to be (as I mentioned in a previous blog) a tractor drive on Route 66. Where: The […]

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I am not quite sure what you would expect to find when viewing an old jail, but this castle like structure built in 1869 that served as the Macoupin County Jail is not it.  This structure has the look of a fairytale fortress.  Designed by E.E. Meyers the jail was built the Carlinville Chamber of Commerce says, “using the […]

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