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Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 02:20 pm
Everyone has his contradictions. Bob Waldmire, for example, is an unreconstructed hippie, as green as Ralph Nader. "Small is beautiful. Slow is beautiful. Old is beautiful," the itinerant artist inton...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003 02:20 pm
You could say William Stone has coal in his veins. After more than three decades working for Mr. Peabody's coal company and more than a decade in retirement, Stone opened a museum devoted to -- w...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 02:20 pm
Abraham Lincoln, as a strapping young man earning his keep, split many a rail near Decatur, working for Macon County landowners such as Sheriff William Warnick. One day, Lincoln fell through th...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003 02:20 pm
Last October, I picked up Illinois Times and read Job Conger's article, "Dying Colors," about the disposition of the regimental flags that had been on display in the Hall of Flags in the Howlett Build...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003 02:20 pm
When Illinois Times offered me a column to write about local and regional history, I leapt at the opportunity without so much as a nanosecond of thoughtful consideration. Though I now consider myself ...


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