A Forgotten Hero
Who was this Marcus “Mike” Brough? I visited him often. He lived across the street when we lived on Kenilworth court.
The House That Went Up the Hill
A favorite turn-of- the- 20th-century saying was, “Waste not; Want not.” People from all walks of life saved things. Even the very rich did things in a frugal way.
General Sadler and the Black Widow - part 2
So… the cause of death was changed to “homicide” and a murder trial was scheduled for mid-summer, 1988.
- Historic site marks Lincoln's role in 1832 war Historic site marks Lincoln's role in 1832 war ELIZABETH, Ill. -- A historic site in northwestern Illinois is highlighting Abraham Lincoln's role in an 1832 conflict. The Apple River Fort State Historic Site in Elizabeth will focus on Lincoln's invol
Important general was 1942 Clinton High graduate
In 1941, a family by the name of Sadler moved from Belle Plaine, Iowa, to Clinton.
Carey Construction Co. Paves 10th Avenue South
One of the most historic districts of Clinton is the hill area near 10th Avenue So. and 6th Street where the Carey Construction Co. was paving the street with bricks about 1910.
Love and a Limousine
One of the biggest characters in Clinton at the turn of the 20th Century was a journalist by the name of Dan Winget.
- Living downtown in the Depression Can you imagine a 9-year-old boy and his mother living above Grant's in a $9 apartment, with heat and water provided, during the tough times of the Great Depression? They had a little closet for a toilet (only) and the little boy did all kinds of odd
The Buells Settle Lyons
Elijah Buell died in 1889 as one of the wealthiest men in Iowa.
You’ve heard this line before, but reports of Carrie Helfert Oake’s demise really have been greatly exaggerated -- by me!
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