Presidents Day: Midwesterners who served in the White House

About a third of American Presidents (15 of 44) have Midwestern roots. Can you name them? Only kidding. The quiz comes at the end of the post. We’ve visited seven locations related to our presidents, with six of them belonging to the Midwest. In addition, Rapid City, SD, is home to Mount Rushmore, honoring four […]

US Grant home highlights Galena’s history

Ulysses S. Grant was a war hero. He was the 18th President of the United States. And he called Galena, Illinois, home. A native Ohioan, Grant  and his wife Julia settled in northwest Illinois in 1860, following a successful military career. He managed a store owned by his father. Then, as the “War Between the States” […]

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