2 comments on “Where the Past and Present Come Together

  1. Grandpa McFarland was a railroader in northern Illinois, a line crew foreman, during the early years of the 20th century, so he may have laid the original train-tracks that went through there. That is a beautiful piece of history which should remind us of a simpler time and life.

    • Wow… small world! You’re so right Steve, it is important for us to preserve our history, warts and all. I was really surprised to discover that the Canadian National owns the line, and that the city of Mattoon had to buy the depot from the CN to restore it; amazing!

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