Tag Archives: Illinois

Cahokia Mounds State Historical Park

October 10, 2018 Cahokia Mounds is an incredible park that has been on our must see list for a long time. Even their front doors are incredible – although they are now permanently locked and have been replaced by “conventional” … Continue reading

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Melvin Price Lock & Dam

October 8, 2018 We spent a very enjoyable day at the Melvin Price Lock & Dam. We also took an awesome tour conducted by a very high energy volunteer guide. The locks and dams along the upper Mississippi River are … Continue reading

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Pere Marquette State Park

October 7-10, 2018 After much searching in the St. Louis area, we opted for Pere Marquette State Park as our home base for touring Cahokia Mounds. There was no central location to stop at since this was a dip in … Continue reading

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Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site

October 2, 2018 While hitting the Lincoln sites in Springfield we noticed a flyer for a Frank Lloyd Wright designed home, the Dana-Thomas House. I like some of Wright’s designs so we figured we’d check it out.

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The Land of Lincoln

John is really good at all the historical facts and numbers. He labored over his Lincoln posts to make sure his data was correct and everything flowed well. I hate numbers. I can’t remember numbers, dates, statistics and other number … Continue reading

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Old State Capitol, Union Station

Old State Capitol September 30 & October 2, 2018 We spent parts of two days at the Old State Capitol. While the exterior may look a bit timeworn, the interior has been nicely restored. This building served as the capitol … Continue reading

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Lincoln Presidential Museum, Library and Tomb

Lincoln Museum September 30, 2018 I found this museum in downtown Springfield, Illinois a fascinating place to visit. As usual for us, we spent the entire day there and had more than enough to keep our interest. There were two … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s New Salem

September 29, 2018 Lincoln’s New Salem, an Illinois State Historic Site puts a different spin on Abraham Lincoln’s life. It’s here where you can see him as a human being, not much different than other people living in New Salem, … Continue reading

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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

September 28, 2018 The Lincoln Home National Historic Site provides a unique look into the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. The National Park Service has four city block preserved and is restoring the houses to the way they were … Continue reading

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