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 8, 2008

Thomas, Il- A Town Forgotten


Several years ago when I delivered our local newspaper to rural areas I was introduced to a little unincorporated town called Thomas. It was just a wide spot in the road with approximately 6 houses. Before that time I did not know that it even exsisted. I have since learned that it did at one time have more residents and that my aunt Nellie lived there for a while after she married.

I also know that at one time it also had a dance hall and as the photo shows a general store and a post office.

Both of these have been gone for many, many years. This fact has caused me to wonder why some towns continue to grow and prosper and others just fade away

2 comments:

~Blossom~ said...

I, too, wonder why some towns just wither away -- we have quite a few out here in West Texas that are ghost towns, fading away in the sun. What a strange coincidence that your Aunt Nellie had lived there once upon a time!

Debra said...

It is such a sad thing- You should take some pics of those ghost towns!
It was such a coincidence- I guess families should talk more to each other!

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