In my last blog post I told you all about the creepy old farmhouse owned by my Aunt and Uncle.
The home dated back to the Civil War era, and was reputedly a stop on the Underground Railroad.
I am a fan of reading history books, and all my research indicated that my Aunt and Uncle were telling the truth. This area of rural Illinois was a political hotbed in those days. Dozens of local farmers left their homes to join the Union Army and fight for the freedom of America. Recently I inherited the old house. I wasn’t stoked about spending a few weeks in Illinois to settle family affairs, but I had no choice. When I was a kid I thought the farm was boring, but back then I couldn’t drive, and had no access to cannabis. Now cannabis is legal in Illinois, and the nearest dispensary is only 30 minutes away. One interesting fact I read in a book about the local history of Illinois during the Civil War was that a cemetery for veterans had been built nearby. There was no record of where this cemetery was, in any of the Illinois history books I read, so I decided to find it myself. Maybe it was the amazing Illinois cannabis making me foolhardy, but I set out to explore the area around the house. Three days later I found a hidden and wildly overgrown Civil War era cemetery! I immediately called the Illinois historical society and told them of my discovery. I feel like I made myself a part of Illinois history.