Re: Questions about the Springfield, Ill area
My husband is going to be very busy so maybe I can drive up sometime. I
will be back and forth between there and here when I get through with PT. I
still haven't quite figured out how I am going to leave my gardens during
July and August. I need to go buy soaker hoses and timers. The bad thing
is that at this time of the year no one has anything left to sell.
Thank you all for the advice!
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From: "cathy carpenter" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2008 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Questions about the Springfield, Ill area
I would enthusiastically second the Dana-Thomas Home (but be aware the
lighting is authentically period!), and all the LIncoln sites. The Lincoln
Museum and Library are new and very impressive. I recently visited New
Salem, a town that no longer exists but has been reconstructed as an
historic site, and it certainly receives a "thumbs up" - the visitor
center has an excellent presentation on Lincoln's stay in New Salem as
well as thought provoking discussion on the reason for the town's demise.
The Lincoln tomb and its environs are also worth visiting - historically
and aesthetically. And, you might consider a visit to me! While I will be
in and out of the area (a family reunion is planned around the third week
in July), I'd love to meet you and am willing to drive to Springfield, if
Quincy (a lot to see) is too far for you.
west central IL, z5b
On Jun 12, 2008, at 8:01 AM, Donna wrote:
this may help you as I have a response from my friend:
As for what your friend could do, depending on interests:
Abraham Lincoln sites (museum, house, tomb - special flag ceremony on
Tues. evenings, New Salem, Old State Capitol, train depot; maybe law
office, chuch and bank ledger)
Dana-Thomas Home (Frank Lloyd Wright designed)
Vachel Lindsay home
Shea's Gas Station (Route 66 memorabilia)
Route 66 Mother Road Festival (Sept. 26-28)
Thomas Rees Carillion (free concerts)
Taste of Downtown (July 12)
State Fair (August 9-17)
The Muni (outdoor theater)
Route 66 Drive-In (two screens)
LPGA State Farm Classic (July 17-20)
Taylorville's Christian County Courthouse and frequent events
around its square
Farmers Market (Wed and Sat mornings)
There are LOTS of other things of interest, but these are the top ones.
Museums and memorials abound here. And this year we are commemorating
the 1908 Race Riot, which lead to the formation of the NAACP. Several
good nature spots and gardens too.
Or did she mean restaurants, places to rent, etc?
Patricia <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
My husband just told me that he is going to be working around
Ill or Taylorville, Ill for 6 months.
Do any of you have any advise? I can't go until I finish 2 more weeks in
this sling then 6 weeks of Physical therapy.
Does anyone know of an area to avoid... or to not miss.
Thank you in advance,
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