Tag Archives: Illinois

Annie Glidden Mural

An entire wall in DeKalb, Illinois is taken up with a mural celebrating the city:  corn, barbed wire, the old post office, and Annie Glidden.  I liked the way the mural didn’t cover all the brick wall, but worked with … Continue reading

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Oregon Theater Sign

Oregon, Illinois, USA.

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Tipsy Stones

Union Cemetery, Lee County, Illinois, USA.

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Nuclear Corn

Near Oregon, Illinois, USA.

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McCabe’s

So much history written in bricks on a wall. McCabe’s, DeKalb, Illinois, USA.

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Egyptian Theater

DeKalb, Illinois, USA.

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Amos Claycomb’s December 1902 Diary

My Grandfather kept diaries most of his life.  This is from his 1902 journal when he was 16 and living in Sycamore, Illinois.  I post a month each Monday. Monday, December 1, 1902 It has been a nice day. I … Continue reading

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Amos Claycomb’s November 1902 Diary

My Grandfather kept diaries most of his life.  This is from his 1902 journal when he was 16 and living in Sycamore, Illinois.  I post a month each Monday. . Saturday, November 1, 1902 It has been both fair and … Continue reading

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Amos Claycomb’s October 1902 Diary

My Grandfather kept diaries most of his life.  This is from his 1902 journal when he was 16 and living in Sycamore, Illinois.  I post a month each Monday. Wednesday, October 1, 1902 It cleared up last night and there … Continue reading

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Amos Claycomb’s September 1902 Diary

My Grandfather kept diaries most of his life.  This is from his 1902 journal when he was 16 and living in Sycamore, Illinois.  I post a month each Monday. Monday, September 1, 1902 It has been a very nice day. … Continue reading

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Amos Claycomb’s August 1902 Diary

My Grandfather kept diaries most of his life.  This is from his 1902 journal when he was 16 and living in Sycamore, Illinois.  I post a month each Monday. Friday, August 1, 1902 It has been cloudy nearly all day. … Continue reading

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Amos Claycomb’s July 1902 Diary

My Grandfather kept diaries most of his life.  This is from his 1902 journal when he was 16 and living in Sycamore, Illinois.  I post a month each Monday. Tuesday, July 1, 1902 It has been partly fair and partly … Continue reading

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Amos Claycomb’s June 1902 Diary

My Grandfather kept diaries most of his life.  This is from his 1902 journal when he was 16 and living in Sycamore, Illinois.  I post a month each Monday. Sunday, June 1, 1902 It has been cloudy all day and … Continue reading

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Amos Claycomb’s May 1902 Diary

My Grandfather kept diaries most of his life.  This is from his 1902 journal when he was 16 and living in Sycamore, Illinois.  I post a month each Monday. Thursday, May 1, 1902 It has been cloudy all day and … Continue reading

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Daniel Pierce (1814 – 1902)

In my grandfather’s 1902 diary on April 27th he wrote about the death of “Grandpa Pierce” – this was Daniel Pierce, actually my grandfather’s great-grandfather.  Below is a transcript of his lengthy obituary.  My copy doesn’t give a source, but … Continue reading

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Amos Claycomb’s April 1902 Diary

My Grandfather kept diaries most of his life.  This is from his 1902 journal when he was 16 and living in Sycamore, Illinois.  I post a month each Monday. Tuesday, April 1, 1902 It has been cloudy all day and … Continue reading

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