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Historic navigation explains some street names

How do you get from here to there? Today, there are global positioning satellites, computer-aided maps and directions, and even satellite images of the terrain to assist our trave ...

First brick building withstands devastation

For Robert Egbert and William Wallace, like the other merchants of Illinoistown in the mid-1860s, a new building at trackside in the new railroad town was good for business. What t ...

Deciphering the legacy of the Lobner family

Sometimes history can get downright confusing. Although the building located at 6 North Main Street is probably the least distinguished architecturally, its connections are quite n ...