Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. As the "most average state", Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and politics.
The Oswego-Fox House was built in the 1870's by the Fox family, ancestors of the Cutter family from Oswego, Illinois. The house was located 1/2 mile south of Oswego on Route 71. It was moved to Lyon Farm at the Kendall County Historical Society museum complex in 1975Yorkville, IL Historic Homes
Burpee Museum is a natural history museum specializing in paleontology, geology, biology, and Native American life with three floors of exhibits. After four years of preparation, Jane is now on display as the centerpiece of a new exhibit at Burpee Museum - Jane: Diary of a DinosaurRockford, IL Museums
The Mendota Museum & Historical Society's Mission is to promote the preservation of the history of Mendota, its railroads and recognizing agricultural heritage through three museums, the Breaking the Prairie Museum, the Hume-Carnegie Museum, and the Union Depot Railroad Museum.Mendota, IL Railroad History
Charleston's reputation as a city of murals is growing more and more as visitors learn of the project. The murals around the square are worth a walking tour. The tour spans a seven block area. This mural was painted by Glen C. Davies of Urbana. The mural is located on the east side of 5Charleston, IL Murals
Fulton's authentic Dutch windmill, "De Immigrant", was prefabricated in the Netherlands and erected by Dutch craftsmen. The windmill sits on the flood control dike right in the heart of the city. The windmill is fully operational. The entire head (or cap)Fulton, IL Historic Buildings
The final resting place for a great many Civil War veterans and for Thomas and Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's father and stepmother. The church is open to the public. The south stained glass window includes a picture of the Lincolns'Charleston, IL Cemeteries