Illinois

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Illinois’ here at MarkCz.com.

Roland Burris, Senate Trail Blazer

No matter what else I try to do today, my feeble little brain won't stop singing the song in the video above — "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" by Warren Zevon, shown here in his last public performance on The Late Show with David Letterman. [includeme...

Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview, Illinois

We took our niece Nadine to the Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview, Illinois last Saturday. She's 20 months old, so she's just entering the age when she can enjoy trips like this. Meanwhile, we're just entering the season when we start looking for indoor activities to...

Reagan Way sign, Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon

Reagan Way sign, Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon

Dixon, Illinois — The brass historical marker sign at Reagan Memorial Park describing "Reagan Way." It reads: REAGAN WAY Hennepin Avenue was often walked by a young Ronald Reagan from home to downtown and back. The street has four landmark institutions that played a...

Ronald Reagan statue, Boyhood Home, Dixon, Illinois

Ronald Reagan statue, Boyhood Home, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue, adjoins this small park, centered around a bronze statue of Ronald Reagan holding corn kernels in his hand. The sculpture was a gift from Dwayne Andreas, chief executive officer of Archer...

Ronald Reagan statue, Dixon, Illinois

Ronald Reagan statue, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — This statue of Ronald Reagan holding corn kernels in his hand stands at the center of the small park next to the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue. Designed by Stan Efran of Inocast Corporation, the sculpture was a gift from Dwayne...

Ronald Reagan boyhood kitchen, Dixon, Illinois

Ronald Reagan boyhood kitchen, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — The kitchen of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave., with kitchen cabinets, Detroit Jewel ("They bake better") gas stove and oven, tea kettle and coffee pot. The Reagan family moved here in 1920, when Ronald Reagan was 9 years old,...

Ronald Reagan boyhood fireplace, loose tile

Ronald Reagan boyhood fireplace, loose tile

Dixon, Illinois — The fireplace in the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. The Reagan family moved here in 1920, when Ronald Reagan was 9 years old. The Reagans moved from here to anther Dixon home in 1923. Following decades of neglect, the house was...

Ronald Reagan boyhood fireplace, hidden pennies

Ronald Reagan boyhood fireplace, hidden pennies

Dixon, Illinois — The fireplace in the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. The Reagan family lived here for about 2 years beginning in 1920, when Ronald Reagan was 9 years old. After decades of neglect, the house was virtually gutted in the early 1980s...

Ronald Reagan boyhood bedroom, Dixon, Illinois

Ronald Reagan boyhood bedroom, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — Boys' bedroom at the boyhood home of President Ronald Reagan. Neil Reagan and his younger brother Ronald shared the smallest bedroom in this house at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue from late 1920, when Ronald was 9 years old, until 1923. In addition to their...

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon, Illinois

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — This 2-story, Queen Anne style house at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue was the boyhood home of President Ronald Reagan. Reagan's parents, Jack and Nelle, moved to Dixon in 1920 when Ronald was 9 years old. The home has been restored to its 1920 condition and...

Observation tower view, near Galena, Illinois

Observation tower view, near Galena, Illinois

Elizabeth, Illinois — The view east across the farmland of Jo Daviess County, from the top deck of the Long Hollow Tower, about 4 miles west of Elizabeth and 11 miles east of Galena, Illinois on U.S. Route 20. The 75-and-a-half-foot tower, built by the Illinois...

Observation tower near Galena: Long Hollow Tower

Observation tower near Galena: Long Hollow Tower

Elizabeth, Illinois — The Long Hollow Tower, about 4 miles west of Elizabeth and 11 miles east of Galena, Illinois on U.S. Route 20. Built by the Illinois Department of Transportation in 1983-84, the 75-and-a-half-foot tower has since closed "with no sign of it ever...

Illinois

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Illinois’ here at MarkCz.com.

Roland Burris, Senate Trail Blazer

No matter what else I try to do today, my feeble little brain won't stop singing the song in the video above — "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" by Warren Zevon, shown here in his last public performance on The Late Show with David Letterman. [includeme...

Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview, Illinois

We took our niece Nadine to the Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview, Illinois last Saturday. She's 20 months old, so she's just entering the age when she can enjoy trips like this. Meanwhile, we're just entering the season when we start looking for indoor activities to...

Reagan Way sign, Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon

Dixon, Illinois — The brass historical marker sign at Reagan Memorial Park describing "Reagan Way." It reads: REAGAN WAY Hennepin Avenue was often walked by a young Ronald Reagan from home to downtown and back. The street has four landmark institutions that played a...

Ronald Reagan statue, Boyhood Home, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue, adjoins this small park, centered around a bronze statue of Ronald Reagan holding corn kernels in his hand. The sculpture was a gift from Dwayne Andreas, chief executive officer of Archer...

Ronald Reagan statue, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — This statue of Ronald Reagan holding corn kernels in his hand stands at the center of the small park next to the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue. Designed by Stan Efran of Inocast Corporation, the sculpture was a gift from Dwayne...

Ronald Reagan boyhood kitchen, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — The kitchen of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave., with kitchen cabinets, Detroit Jewel ("They bake better") gas stove and oven, tea kettle and coffee pot. The Reagan family moved here in 1920, when Ronald Reagan was 9 years old,...

Ronald Reagan boyhood fireplace, loose tile

Dixon, Illinois — The fireplace in the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. The Reagan family moved here in 1920, when Ronald Reagan was 9 years old. The Reagans moved from here to anther Dixon home in 1923. Following decades of neglect, the house was...

Ronald Reagan boyhood fireplace, hidden pennies

Dixon, Illinois — The fireplace in the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home at 816 S. Hennepin Ave. The Reagan family lived here for about 2 years beginning in 1920, when Ronald Reagan was 9 years old. After decades of neglect, the house was virtually gutted in the early 1980s...

Ronald Reagan boyhood bedroom, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — Boys' bedroom at the boyhood home of President Ronald Reagan. Neil Reagan and his younger brother Ronald shared the smallest bedroom in this house at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue from late 1920, when Ronald was 9 years old, until 1923. In addition to their...

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Dixon, Illinois

Dixon, Illinois — This 2-story, Queen Anne style house at 816 S. Hennepin Avenue was the boyhood home of President Ronald Reagan. Reagan's parents, Jack and Nelle, moved to Dixon in 1920 when Ronald was 9 years old. The home has been restored to its 1920 condition and...

Observation tower view, near Galena, Illinois

Elizabeth, Illinois — The view east across the farmland of Jo Daviess County, from the top deck of the Long Hollow Tower, about 4 miles west of Elizabeth and 11 miles east of Galena, Illinois on U.S. Route 20. The 75-and-a-half-foot tower, built by the Illinois...

Observation tower near Galena: Long Hollow Tower

Elizabeth, Illinois — The Long Hollow Tower, about 4 miles west of Elizabeth and 11 miles east of Galena, Illinois on U.S. Route 20. Built by the Illinois Department of Transportation in 1983-84, the 75-and-a-half-foot tower has since closed "with no sign of it ever...

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