Christian county

Mowequa Coal Mine Disaster

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Growing up in Pawnee Peabody No. #, was the world’s largest coal mine right outside of town. I was used to having friends’ family working in the coal industry. But by the time I became acquainted with the coal industry, although it was still a dangerous profession, it was nothing like what miners faced during […]

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Pana's  Treasures

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A couple years ago, my friend Annie and I started meeting once a month or so to get together and play local tourists. Today we met in Pana, Illinois and discovered some awesome sites that qualify as Pana’s Treasures! Anderson Prairie Annie and I were thrilled when we saw a place to hike in Pana. […]

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Last Stop

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Sometimes history is as close as a short drive away. That is true of this iconic statue The Last Stop created by John McClarey of Abraham Lincoln in nearby Christian County. Who doesn’t love an Honest Abe story? I found one on the Taylorville Illinois square where there is a very lovely yet comical statue […]