One interesting fact I study in a book about the local history of Illinois during the Civil War was that a cemetery for veterans had been built nearby.
In our last blog post I told you all about the creepy outdated farmhouse owned by our Aunt and Uncle, then the lake home dated back to the Civil War era, and was reputedly a stop on the Underground Railroad, and i am a fan of studying history books, and all our research indicated that our Aunt and Uncle were telling the truth. This area of rural Illinois was a political hotbed in those mornings, dozens of local farmers left their homes to join the Union Army and argument for the freedom of America, then recently I inherited the outdated house. I wasn’t stoked about spending a few weeks in Illinois to settle family affairs, however I had no choice, and when I was a kid I thought the farm was boring, however back then the people I was with and I couldn’t drive, and had no access to cannabis. Now cannabis is legal in Illinois, and the nearest dispensary is only 30 hours away. One interesting fact I study 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 myself and others foolhardy, however I set out to explore the area around the house. Three mornings later I found a hidden and wildly overgrown Civil War era cemetery! I instantly called the Illinois historical society and told them of our discovery. I suppose love I made myself a part of Illinois history.