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The people living near the river (and living of the river) have very little, this boy doesn& have any toys, no need to.

Bluffs Along The Mississippi River Alton Illinois

Undivided Back Postcard Bluffs Along The Mississippi River Alton, IL

McPike Mansion was built in 1869 by Henry McPike who was the mayor. It has been abandoned since the 50's. It is being slowly restored by the owners. www.mcpikemansion.com. This house is famous for being haunted with up to 11 ghosts. Its been on several T.V. shows and been investigated by numerous paranormal groups who have found the hauntings to be authentic.

McPike Mansion was built in 1869 by Henry McPike who was the mayor. It has been abandoned since the It is being slowly restored by the owners.

Monticello Female Seminary, Godfrey, Illinois, 1800s.

Monticello Female Seminary, Godfrey, Illinois, 1800s.

Downtown Alton, Illinois

Did you know Nickens Derryberry Alton is rumored to be haunted? Celebrate Halloween by visiting spooky places in the historic town on the Alton Hauntings Tour.

He was known as the English Giant, but could also have been called the Friendly Giant.    He was Frederick John Kempster, and he joined Astley and Company's American Circus at Chigwell in Essex as a professional giant in June 1911 - not as a "freak" but because he loved people.    "It is said he was a happy, well-adjusted chap who liked to talk to the public," said his great-nephew Jim Kempster.

Fred Kempster - the 'English Giant'

Known as the English Giant, but could have been called the Friendly Giant. Frederick John Kempster joined Astley and Company's American Circus at in Essex as professional giant in June as a 'freak'.

Prayer circle in Atlanta

Prayer circle in Atlanta

Maine’s Elijah Lovejoy: The First Casualty of the Civil War - http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/maines-elijah-lovejoy-first-casualty-civil-war/

Maine’s Elijah Lovejoy: The First Casualty of the Civil War

The Great Flood of 1993. The Mississippi flooded from March until October. Several towns were completely submerged and no longer exist.

The Great Flood of 1993. The Mississippi flooded from March until October. Several towns were completely submerged and no longer exist.

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