Feb 152018

Dixon, Illinois is a nice little town with a lot of history. Bisected by the Rock River, Dixon was settled in 1828 as a ferry crossing. Four years later, in 1832, a young Abraham Lincoln joined the Illinois militia at Fort Dixon during the Black Hawk War. Today, the Lincoln Monument State Memorial marks the […]

Dec 212017

It’s a long way from where he held office in Washington, D.C., or from his humble beginnings in Kentucky and Illinois, to Redlands, California. But in this friendly city that is regarded as the “Jewel of the Inland Empire,” we discovered a memorial to one of America’s most beloved presidents. Though Abraham Lincoln never visited […]

Day Trip To Dixon

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082012

Yesterday we drove about an hour north of Hickory Hollow Campground to Dixon, Illinois, a nice little town with a lot of history. Former President Ronald Reagan grew up in Dixon and graduated from high school there. The Reagan family lived in several rental houses in Dixon, but the two-story frame house at 816 S. […]