Sunday, March 27, 2016

Along the old Chicago road

On a recent outing Lil Nick and I took a ride along the Old Chicago road which is just past LaMoille. We came across a couple interesting sites which I'd like to share with you today. First up was the site of the old Knox Grove Evangelical church. Founded in 1864 and disbanded in 1907, all that remains of the place is a fading marker by the side of the road. The land itself is now a cattle lot.

Further down the road is the site of St. Paul's Evangelical church. The church building itself is gone but the cemetery is still there as is a small building whose original purpose we could only guess at. The cemetery sits in a quiet, well maintained lot surrounded by a wrought iron fence with about two dozen headstones in neat, orderly rows.

If you're ever out that way be sure to stop for a moment and reflect on the trials and accomplishments of our fore bearers. Special thanks to Mary Lee Twidell for the vintage photographs.

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