Historic Sights In Illinois

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In Moline, Rock Island Army Base had an interesting Arsenal Museum and Corp of Engineers Waterway museum at the Mississippi Lock. We were lucky to see this 2-part barge and tugboat going through.

The historic bridge pivots to let the tugboat through after the two barges reconnect. We were thrilled with our timing to see this during the hour we were there.

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Further down the road we stopped at Hennepin Canal State Park to see the locks on this historic canal.

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The bridge had a 4-ton limit so we were good for crossing!

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We parked overnight along the canal with this picturesque view.

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Pullman NHS near Chicago is a new addition to the Park System but the community has been working on conserving it for many years. This factory will be the future visitor center.

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It was a factory town but constructed to entice people to be a part of the community.

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A variety of housing styles.

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They used different bricks on each home to provide individualism.

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There is awesome community spirit. Most of the homes have been restored by their owners.

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Indiana Dunes national Seashore provides a view of the distant Chicago skyline.

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The bog area adjacent to the Dunes has been preserved as well.

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St Joesph Harbor Lighthouse was our chosen spot for our evening stop.

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