When we were researching the Centerville Cemetery we found this tombstone with an anchor on it. The engraving, while faint, says John W Carey died April 20, 1878 at age 17 yrs, 9 mo, 11 days. He was the son of Wm J and M A Carey. There is also a large scallop shell in the cemetery used as a tombstone for the Neeley parents, as well.
We are now selling tickets for the Water/Ways bus tour through flood-prone Allison Prairie, the former George Field Army Air base, Lake Lawrence, the crossing where Abe Lincoln first came into Illinois, and past an eagle's nest. Cost is $10, seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased at the History Center. The tour is being offered two different Saturdays, September 24 and October 1 with two tours each day; one at 10:00 am and one at noon. What are you ‘wading’ for…sign up now!