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  • Foxie Hagerty
    Sep 24, 2008
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      I envy you Matt,
      Wish I was on that kind of trip right now. but am sitting at home trying to get other people's photos on Illinois Saving graves web site plus, my county pages.
      Will see what I can find when I travel clear to the tip of IL to Fort Masaac at the end of oct and first of Nov. Can't wait for it to happen. probably mispelled the fort.
      Happy Cemetery wonderings
      Foxie Hagerty
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      --- On Tue, 9/23/08, Matt Hucke <hucke@...> wrote:
      From: Matt Hucke <hucke@...>
      Subject: [MidwestCemeteries] Southern Illinois expedition
      To: MidwestCemeteries@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 8:14 PM

      I'm midway through a Southern Illinois graveyard expedition, writing this
      from a dialup connection at my parents' house near St. Louis.

      Since saturday, I've explored fifty-four graveyards in the area
      between Springfield and Kaskaskia. Mostly, I've been using the list
      of governors and senators, and seeking out their graves - all of which
      have been easy to find on this trip.

      Carrollton city cemetery was one of the most interesting, with a
      governor, a Speaker of the House, and lots of beautiful old monuments,
      including two lions on a raised platform.

      One governor's grave, though, was a major disappointment.

      The obelisk of Shadrach Bond, first governor of Illinois, was toppled
      by Hurricane Ike just last week. The pedestal stands, but the shaft
      is gone.

      One of the groundskeepers told me they're planning to replaceit - he
      didn't say whether the original shaft would be erected again, or a
      replacement made; nor did he know when this would happen.

      The town of Chester seems to be very proud of their governor, though,
      so I have hopes that they'll repair the monument.

      hucke@cynico. net - http://www.graveyar ds.com

      It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the Leaf of China
      that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shaking, the shaking becomes
      a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

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