People and Places from the Past

Swept Away

The Grand Canyon is 270 miles long, 18 miles wide and 1 mile deep. It is truly one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Thousands of people flock to the Grand Canyon every year. According to some scientists, people have been making their way to the mile deep canyon for over 10,000 years.

The Mysterious Ghost Ship Of Lake Michigan

The Holiday Season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is often referred to as “The Most Wonderful Time of Year”. But others point out that there is something beyond the colorful lights and tinsel that can make this time of the year seem eerie and dark. The shorter days and much longer nights leave a

The Rediscovered History Of Powell Cemetery

Few people think of the small cemeteries that line our county’s back roads as historical places. They drive by these burying grounds without a second thought to the stories that might be found there. The Powell Cemetery on South Mulford Road near the Kishwaukee Forest Preserve is such a place. It has been mostly forgotten

Winnebago County Poor Farm

In the mid 1800’s Winnebago County realized the need to deal with the issues of those people who were not able to support themselves and those deemed insane. Their solution was to develop a working farm that would be sustained by its own crops grown by the people housed at the farm. The Winnebago County