Welcome, New Friends - Kay, Rhonda & Shanda!
We enjoyed dinner after church this morning with the Gideon speaker and his wife, Greg and Julie. When we told them we would be traveling west on Route 24 this afternoon, they told us about a historic marker in a town whose name they couldn't remember.
They gave us enough information that when we came to Crescent City, IL we were on the lookout. When we saw this fire bell, we stopped.
Inside a shelter, my husband read the account of a major explosion when a train derailed here in 1970.
(This last picture shows hunks of metal melted together by the heat.)
It was good to get out and walk about a bit.
What bit of history in YOUR town or community would others be interested to know?