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It was chilly sitting in the tree with the young boy who had taken it upon himself to be the guardian of 401 Park Ave. for 200 years. We spent most of Thanksgiving chatting with one … more
Elm trees once created a green canopy over 401 Park Avenue, but in 200 years, leafless branches often cast dark silhouettes on the snow. An ageless boy and I sat on the mythical branch of an elm … more
Galena has hosted many famous writers, among them Herman Melville, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, Artemus Ward and Nelson Algren. Also Janet Ayer Fairbanks, MacKinlay Kantor, James Gate … more
I’m back from Chile, but not without a bit of unwanted fanfare. Traveling from Chile to JFK International Airport in New York, N.Y., proved to be quite easy. With Global Entry … more
It felt good to get back together again. The Galena Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Wednesday, Nov. 10 at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. It was a big night for local businesses. … more
A young man has been perched up in a tree overlooking 401 Park Ave. for almost 200 years. Since the young lad is my own literary invention, I am able to chat with him freely as I uncover the … more
We often take things for granted. It is hard to imagine a world without electric light, but it wasn’t too long ago in our community’s history that approval was needed to install … more
Due to frequent trips to Chile, Joel Holland has long teased me in not so subtle ways that I might have a secret family in Chile. I’ve often responded, “One family is … more
There is a movement afoot to promote Hiram Ulysses Grant, otherwise known as U.S. Grant or even Unconditional Surrender Grant. He’s been gone a long time, over 136 years to be exact. So, … more
Armistice Day has been marked with ceremonies and commemorations since the Armistice between the Allied Powers and Central Powers took effect on Nov. 11, 1918 at 11 a.m., ending World War I. The … more
I have been lured by the story of an abandoned house built as a hotel in 1839. Its unfolding story has been enriched by those in the Historical Collections Room at the Galena Public Library, the … more
There is a story which circulates in newspaper circles involving a crusty old editor and a cub reporter. The editor says, “Dog bites man isn’t news. Man bites dog is … more
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