Thursday, February 18, 2010
unexpected history finds
a few weeks ago i blogged about my want for an amish scrapbooking chest and how i had to hit the road to go get it. 102 miles of road, i believe it was. the amish chest was at this little country place.... becky's barn near auburn, illinois. i followed the sign, really i did. took this pic as i was leaving...
find #1-what was interesting about this little area of illinois is that becky's barn is located on the last brick alignment of historic route 66 in illinois. the section of the road is listed on the national register of historic places. the brick portion of the road is about 1 1/4 miles long and so smooth to drive on...... for a brick road.
i drove the whole brick pavement just for fun....even tho it wasn't getting me home any sooner because it went west when i needed to go east.
...another good thing about the drive was that i found this along the way....
find #2-a restored covered bridge just south of springfield, illinois on the drive back home....another 102 miles....fun fun! it was the site of the first settler's of sagamon county. the year 1817.
sagamon county is where the capital of illinois is located, springfield. it is where abraham lincoln lived and practiced law way before he was president. it is where barack obama announced his run for president. lot's of history around this area of illinois.
it was fun finding these other little history treasures while driving to get that amish scrapbooking chest. i made a total day of it, i believe.
- world's most beautiful drive
- ponderisms....i can take a hint
- simple loves and jergens
- unexpected history finds
- igloo for sale.....great for the do-it-yourselfer
- the architect and the non-soaring entry foyer
- amish chest for organizing
- paper mache bunnies
- yellow velvet roadside freebie
- would you travel 102 miles just for this?.... an a...
- forcing in feb
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