Smiley’s Family Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Smiley’s Family Farm & Pumpkin Patch, located just outside of McDonough County‘s lovely village of Industry, IL, have 15 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, and squashes. They plant over 7-thousand pumpkin seeds, so there’s A LOT of pumpkins for sale; A LOT! They also have pie pumpkins for baking, tractor pulled hay-rack rides, fresh eggs from their…

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Abraham Lincoln and Macomb

Abraham Lincoln, macomb, IL 1858

Abraham Lincoln photo by: William Painter Pearson (aka W.P. or T.P. Pearson or Pierson or Tom Pearson), Macomb, IL Date: 26 August 1858 in Macomb, IL Black and white cameo photograph of Abraham Lincoln in 1858 looking directly into the camera. The ambrotype image was taken five days after the first Lincoln-Douglas Debate and a day…

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Western Illinois Museum

Since 2002, Western Illinois Museum curates three or four exhibitions a year that reflect the unique history of the region. The Western Illinois Museum represents the history of West Central Illinois with a collection of over 6,000 artifacts. The museum mounts 3 to 4 quality exhibitions a year and receives over 2,600 visitors yearly. The McDonough County…

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Moses King Brick & Tile Works

McDonough County’s only National Historic District, the Moses King Brick and Tile Works is a defunct brickworks located at 738 North Coal Street in Colchester, IL. The complex includes King’s Folk-style Victorian home, four of the original seven beehive kilns, the factory building and its drying tunnels, two exhaust stacks, various outbuildings and a small…

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Macomb Arts Center

Macomb Arts Center exterior

Macomb Arts Center is a volunteer-operated non-profit, with the mission of providing a place for artists to gather and share their work, people to enjoy learning and exploring all arts, and providing opportunities for active participation in arts-related activities of all ages, abilities, experience, and interests. The sole goal of Macomb‘s MAC is supporting and promoting the arts…

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