On April 1st 2015, while working in the woods, I noticed something odd about the landscape. One, two, then three, then four, knolls protruding from the surface. Later that month an archaeologist met me there. He agreed and wanted the area opened to allow for greater examination. My company cleared brush over the winter and performed a controlled burn on the site March '16, per National Park Service guidelines.
Today it has been confirmed as Native American Burial Mounds: Smallpox Creek Cairn Site -11JD796.
This is the second of such discovery's I have been a part of and it's fun to have them permanently recorded and be able to raise awareness of those who inhabited the area long before us.
She's the pride of Mercer County Illinois and expect to see alot more of her in the future.
The Galena Generals portray the nine Civil War Generals that came from Galena Illinois (pop. 3,500), more than any other city.
Led by Ulysses S. Grant, all of these men lived very prominent lives following the war. Since 2006, I have portrayed John Corson Smith, the worlds greatest Freemason of the era.
I provided the text and photography for it. It was designed by the talented Jinger Schroeder http://www.jingerschroeder.com/.
Check it out - then visit or move here.
Took the whole fam damily to the Bob Dylan show last night. Show #88 for me, #34 for my wife, #2 for Paul and was Mark's first. Nice venue, Paul even climbed a few trees.
Now we trek through Iowa for a few days.
My Aunts neighbors feedlot. My Son actually said that the house was "just like ours!" He is in fact an astute observer. It is a Federal I-House design just like ours. A very common design in the Midwest. Albeit, without the donkeys and outdated landscaping.
- Prairie Works, Inc.Restoration Ecologist & Rx Fire Specialist, 2005 - presentwww.prairieworksinc.com
- Pizzo & AssociatesEcologist, 2000 - 2004
- Club Colors, Inc.1993 - 2000
P.O. Box 6623 Galena, IL 61036
I have many interests and hobbies, which occasionally side track me. Including: Local History (Upper Midwest), canoeing, baseball history, antiques, meat smoking, Midwest travel, folk art, photography, genealogy, historic preservation, German-American culture, bibliophilia, Case/Ingersoll tractors, socializing and minimalism. I am expert on the music and life of Bob Dylan. I also enjoy roots and pre-1980 music and a few current artists. I don’t support big box stores or chains, don’t watch TV, do some hunting and fishing, display random acts of kindness and I occasionally portray Civil War General John Corson Smith.
- National Wildfire Coordination GroupPrescription Fire, 1998 - 2015
- Crystal Lake South High School1991 - 1994
- Jo Daviess County Leadership ForumLeadership, 2010