Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Civil War Re-enactment This Weekend...

Here in Northern Illinois- it will be just outside of Deer Grove at the Sandy Pine Elk Farm. The battles will be Sat. & Sun the 30th & 31st.
This is located about 70-75 miles north of Peoria straight up Rte. 40. It is only about 8 miles from where I live so I think I am going to go tomorrow. I have never been to one- want to see if there are women dressed in period costume.
If you live in Illinois it would be a good day trip.
The actual address is 28650 Hannaman Road
Deer Grove, Il 61243
815-438-2463

2 comments:

~(Skull)Blossom~ said...

I hope you get some pictures if there are any women in period costumes! How neat that would be.

Debra said...

I did get a few pics but it was a very small reenactment- and I was using a disposable camera so will have to get it developed. I hoipe they did turn out!

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