The Grant: A Charm All Its Own

Recently, Wayne (hubby), Milton (buddy) and I traveled to the National Archives and Records Administration in Philadelphia to do research on Penniman. Along the way, we stopped at Carney’s Point, NJ to check out the houses in that neighborhood. Carney’s...

Thou Shalt Not Steal.

There are more than 800 blogs at this site, and many thousands of photos. THOUSANDS of photos. I love these old kit homes and I love this piece of our history, but I’m getting mighty disheartened and discouraged. Today, I have discovered (for the umpteenth time)...

New Information on Schoper, Illinois

All ghost towns have a fascinating history, and Schoper, Illinois is no different. Located about eight miles from Carlinville, the town of Schoper (also known as Standard City) was originally Thomas Schoper’s 500-acre family farm. In 1918, Standard Oil of...