Illinois – The Prairie State

Illinois Postcard

Greetings from Illinois Postcard. Available at Legends’ General Store.


From the major metropolitan city of Chicago, where you can find all manner of museums, night-life, arts, entertainment and sophistication; to the small farming communities along old Route 66, you will enjoy your visit through Illinois!

Visit its many state parks along the way, where the trees are lush and streams flow freely. See the Illinois State Capitol inSpringfield and visit Abraham Lincoln’s home and tomb.  And, if you have a hankering to see the see the many vintage icons along Old Route 66, where the “Road to the West” began, you will find them abundantly.

Enjoy your travels in Illinois and welcome to The Land of Lincoln

Kathy R. Weiser-Alexander

The Illinois flag is a simple representation of the Great Seal of Illinois against a white background. In 1969, the General Assembly voted to add the word “ILLINOIS” under the Great Seal of the flag. The State’s name was added to the flag to ensure that people not familiar with the Great Seal of Illinois would still recognize the banner.


Springfield Capitol

Illinois Capitol Building, Kathy Weiser-Alexander.


Buckingham Fountain, Chicago, Illinois by Carol Highsmith

Buckingham Fountain, Chicago, Illinois by Carol Highsmith


A barn just outside Springfield, Illinois by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

A barn just outside Springfield, Illinois by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.


Auburn – Home of Brick 66

Cairo, Illinois – Death By Racism

Cahokia Mounds – The Largest Archaeological Site in America

Chatham – Small Town Charm in a Springfield Burb

Chenoa to Towanda – More Small Town Charm on Route 66

Chicago – The Route 66 Journey Begins

“Baby Face” Nelson – Midwest Gangster

Al Capone – Leading the Chicago Outfit

Chicago’s Flapper Ghost of the Roaring Twenties

Great Chicago Fire of 1871

H. H. Holmes and the Murder Castle of Chicago

Coal Mining Towns Along Route 66

Collinsville – Coal Mines and Catsup

Dwight – Not Just A Bump In The Road

Edwardsville and the Farm Country of Southern Illinois

Girard – Still Keepin’ the Pace

Ghosts of the Rialto Theatre

“Hell’s Belle” Gunness – Black Widow of the Midwest

Illinois Photo Prints

Illinois Postcards

The Kaskaskia Tribe of Illinois

Leaving the Land of Lincoln via Mitchell

Lincoln, Illinois – Abe’s Namesake Town

Lincoln’s Stomping Grounds on Route 66




Litchfield – Route 66 Proud!

Mad Gassers of Virginia and Illinois

McLean and Atlanta – Villages Along Route 66

The Mississippi River and Expansion of America

Mt. Olive, Illinois – More Coal on Route 66

The National Road – Connecting Mountains and Rivers

Normal and Bloomington – Heart of Illinois

Odell – Small Town Charm on Route 66

Pontiac – City of Swinging Bridges

Romeo and Juliet of the Illinois Plains

Ghosts of the Rialto Theatre

Route 66 in Illinois

Springfield – Home of Honest Abe

Ghosts of Historic Springfield

Haunted Inn at 835

Shirley and Funks Grove – Maple Sirup Country

Staunton and Henry’s Ra66it Ranch

Roger Touhy – Chicago Gangster

Virden and the Coal Mine Wars

Wilmington – Home of the Gemini Giant

Zeigler – A Breath Away From Being the Nation’s Capitol

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