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Rockwood ~ Forgotten Glory, Part 1 ~

A few days ago Edward Finnell sent me a wonderful excerpt from a book written by Mildred B. Midjaas about Rockwood, Illinois, home of the Tuthill chair factory. Click image above to read the story of our Tuthill chair. Excerpt from: Rockwood - Forgotten Glory by Mildred B. Midjaas (1976) Click text image above to read the first five pages of the excerpt from the book.

Such an Honor ~

On Saturday, April 14, 2018 the Collinsville Historic Preservation Commission was awarded the Historic Preservation Recognition Award by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for excellent volunteer work in Historic Preservation regarding the historic D.D. Collins House. The award was presented to individual members of the CHPC by the Cahokia Mound Chapter of the DAR. The award presentation was followed by a salad and dessert buffet. Truly an honor, this recognition is appreciated by the HPC. Lois Metzger receives the DAR award and a pin in recognition of her work on the restoration of the historic D.D. Collins House. From left, members of the HPC: Carolyn Welch, W

A Wonderful Award from the DAR ~

We are excited to learn that the Collinsville Historic Preservation Commission will receive an award from the Daughters of the American Revolution on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The award honors our work, dedication, and efforts in the preservation and restoration of the historic D.D. Collins House. The award ceremony will be followed with a luncheon. ~ A Little About the Daughters of the American Revolution: The following are excerpts from the DAR website ~ About ~ "The Daughters of the American Revolution is an organization with a deeply rich history while also being truly relevant in today’s world. More than 930,000 women have joined the organization since it was founded over 125 years ago.

April, The Sweet Time ~

Into the past we travel to learn about the old days and ways of preparedness for planting and sowing ~ ODE TO SPRING ~ "Sweet spring has come, sweet spring has come, Her steps are on the hills; She fills the air with singing birds, She clothes the earth with living green, She ope's the fragrant flowers." ~ Unknown Excerpt from The Illinois Farmer's Almanac April ~ 1840 APRIL 1818 Click image to see a PDF of this and more pages from the 1818 edition of "The Old Farmer's Almanack" you can zoom as large as you desire. April is sweet ~ "The [remembrance] of a well-spent life is sweet." . . . ILLINOIS FARMER'S ALMANAC APRIL~ 1840 Click image to see a PDF of this page from the 1840 edition of "T

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