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150 Years Ago Today

August 28, 1864 day Fine and Delightful Last Night the Gurilliars Made A demonstration on this Post of bigshanty but finding us Wide Awake and ful of fleas thay thought discretion the better part of valor and With drew the Road Was unmolested last Night and the trains Went and Came through all safe the boys had A Gay times Last Evening Wrote A Letter to Mr N. 39 more words


The second series post and already I’ve had to change up my tag, that’s because this adventure was of a particularly special sort, one with my family. 1,078 more words

Schwartz Athenaeum

Olney ok's possible medical pot facility

OLNEY, Ill. (WTHI) This year the state of Illinois will begin a pilot program for legalization and sale of medicinal marijuana. It has companies across the state scrambling looking for cities and towns to produce the pot, including at least one in the Wabash Valley. 182 more words


From the archives, vol. 49

Chicago Botanic Garden 2009-07-26

I remember this day very well, because it was equal parts enchanting and maddening. It was a day when the light was changing rapidly, and by rapidly I mean from one second to the next, as the sun played hide and seek behind the clouds. 182 more words


One and Only Hippie Memorial

On August 8, Seth and I happen to come upon the One and Only Hippie Memorial. This unique memorial, located in downtown Arcola, Illinois, was dedicated in 1999 to the memory of the hippie culture. 104 more words


Today's lesson, ladies: Don't fool around with Dr. Lester

Posting’s been lighter than usual due to a vacation up in the North Woods that went very well.

We picked up my fishing buddy, Paul Baumann, at the Central Wisconsin Airport and then traveled up to our cottage on… 1,612 more words

Kendall County