Monday, May 27, 2019

Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin

Yes, I know this is a bit far from Lake County and Volo, Illinois but I wanted to show you how beautiful this place is.  It is up in Wisconsin about 2 1/2 hours North and you can take Rt 12 and the other roads needed, on up to the marsh.

Barrington Historical Society and Museum

I finally made it out to the Barrington Historical Society and Museum.   It was worth the visit.  There are four buildings including the reproduction of a one-room schoolhouse.  The standard pioneer vintage items are there but there is much much more to see.  Without giving too much away, I will say that they have a pioneer home, a school house, and two more buildings of very interesting history.  The tour guide gave us a one hour tour and talked to us afterwards.  It was well worth the visit.  I will only post a few pictures so as not to spoil the surprises you may encounter on the visit.  I would also like to say thank you to the historical society for the work they are doing with the schools.  Good job.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Haunting in Antioch

I visited the town of Antioch and went to a Ghost Hunt/Lecture at the Lodge.  We did have some results.  Here is a video I took.

Antioch was also inhabited by the Pottawatomi Indians who were nomadic and living in teepees  Route 173 was an Indian trail.  After settlers came and brought the railroad with them, the town became a tourist town.  Hotels and restaurants sprang up.

But life wasn't that easy for the pioneers and fire destroyed much of the downtown for multiple years including 1891, 1903, 1904, and 1905.  Each time, the town was rebuilt.

Antioch is also the name for an ancient city in Greece just like Volo, Illinois is as well.