Feb 152018
 

Dixon, Illinois is a nice little town with a lot of history. Bisected by the Rock River, Dixon was settled in 1828 as a ferry crossing. Four years later, in 1832, a young Abraham Lincoln joined the Illinois militia at Fort Dixon during the Black Hawk War. Today, the Lincoln Monument State Memorial marks the […]

Apr 062015
 

Note: The date on today’s blog is incorrect. It should say April 7. We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, […]