I know for a fact I’ve visited this church before, and I swore I took a picture, but I cannot find it. It is the inspiration for the famous song. In case you’re wondering what a vale is, here you… Continue Reading
In the first year of this website, I visited the Scott Joplin House. I hadn’t been back on foot until last month; I drove through back in late July. Why is that? Scott Joplin is a fascinating character, and incredibly… Continue Reading
I’ve always been intrigued by the explosion of lakes created by dams in the 1950s and 60s. Created out of valleys to provide “recreation” and a stable water supply, they often are long and snaking affairs. This one is Forest… Continue Reading
Tons of history abound in the precincts of the William Clark grave. While William Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame, is interred here, so are many of his relatives. Of particular interest to me was the grave of Seddie Clark,… Continue Reading
The old roadside inn is looking good down in the Eureka area near the Meramec River compared to four years ago. Sadly, the bridge was condemned, its road bed removed. If you have interest in Route 66, consider donating to… Continue Reading
I swear, I see more Abraham Lincoln statues out in the hinterlands of Illinois. Lincoln used the restroom here, Lincoln took a nap here, etc.