Today is Saturday, March 6, the 65th day of 2021. There are 300 days left in the year.
As you pass by cemeteries, you see a variety of shapes and forms of the tombstones (headstones, gravestones). They are usually made of granite or marble. The inscriptions give the names of the deceased, birth and death dates, and sometimes inspirational verses.
The first intensive care unit in Effingham was created in the late 1960s by converting four beds in Rooms 418 and 419 at the far end of the hospital’s long fourth floor hall. A nurse’s desk with a central monitor bank under the north window, and two sets of storage cabinets provided the basi…
Recently, the Effingham County Museum received an interesting artifact from nearly 75 years ago. The item is a 1947 high school yearbook from Edgewood High School, Edgewood, Illinois, a three-year high school. Toward the front of the book is a statement from the yearbook staff: “We have had …
As vice president of the Effingham County Museum, I’m there a lot. I’ve been a speaker for many of the military programs we’ve had in the past few years. I’ve also been the chair for the Effingham County Old Settlers Reunion for several years.
When one hears about the Gothic Revival architectural style in America from the 1830s to the 1870s, one might think of some of the grand churches of Europe such as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Cologne Cathedral in Cologne, Germany, as well as St. Anthony of Paduah in Effingham and St. …
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