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Flashback: Alderson 2010

Another in my series of lunch break postings from my phone… I remember the first time I visited Alderson. It was exactly eight years ago today. Armed with my “just over a year old” Nikon D90 (the same camera I … Continue reading

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Johnston Stevenson Stopping House: Follow Up

As promised last month, I am posting some additional information regarding the Johnston Stevenson Stopping House.  Having now gotten my hands on the Nose Creek Valley History book (see Sources, below), I have a bit more detail about the location. … Continue reading

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The Last Trip of 2017

The year 2017 will go down as a very good one for the DanOCan.com blog.  We managed to increase our number of postings and thus we attracted a lot more visitors this year compared to 2016.  It turns out people … Continue reading

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Johnston-Stevenson Stopping House

 Sometimes you stumble across something completely unexpected and it causes you to fall into a research hole… This posting got its start back in the summer, August 8 to be exact.  I had a day off from work and I … Continue reading

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Retrospective: McDonalds Museum

This is the second in my now-officially-a-series lunch break postings… Today’s post was inspired by an article I saw in my Facebook Newsfeed as I ate breakfast this morning. “McDonald’s museum in Des Plaines will be demolished next month” I … Continue reading

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Retrospective: West Hope School

Thanks to apps like Timehop and the “On This Day” feature of Facebook, sometimes we see old photos resurface to remind us of our explorations of the past. That is how I stumbled upon these images of West Hope School, … Continue reading

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Sharples

There are some places that just keep you calling you back, time and time again. Sharples is one of those for me. I don’t actually remember how I first learned of the Sharples elevator nor do I actually remember my … Continue reading

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