Virden Massacre

Illinois Coal Museum

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Almost everywhere you look in central Illinois you will find the story of coal. Whether you are talking the story of mine production or the story of mine strikes or worker history, there are a million stories to tell. The Illinois Coal Museum in Gillespie, Illinois shares some of these stories in their building on […]

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Murals add small town charm

There is something that fascinates me about sculptures and murals. Beauty whether in a mural like the one on the side of the Sav-Mor drug store in Virden, or in a pot of flowers a Chamber of Commerce planted in a boulevard adds so much to a town. The Virden mural was dedicated on August […]