It’s Turning (Olive) Green Outside!

The arrival of spring probably doesn’t impact our southern readers the way it does to us “Northerners.” While we are shoveling snow, chiseling ice or just trying to keep our garages warm enough that the radiators in our vehicles don’t … More »

Bidder wars galore at spring RIAC sale

  The competition at Rock Island Auction Company’s April Premiere Firearms Auction was as spirited as ever as bidding wars seemed to break out hourly. At the end of three exciting days filled with beautiful firearms, collectors had won more … More »

How to Eat a Pig

During my many years as an “1840s farmer” at a living history site in central Illinois, I was tasked with engaging the public in dialogue. The goal was to demonstrate how people lived on the prairie at the time when … More »