Chip off the ol' block? Historian Paul Beaver's granddaughter excels in history
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[Mayh 09, 2012]     Send a link to a friend

Lauren O'Donnell, daughter of John and Amy Beaver O'Donnell of Downs and granddaughter of Paul and Sue Beaver of Lincoln, and a classmate, Ashley Carr, recently won the distinction of having their history storyboard project placed on display in the Union Station Visitors Center.  The project will remain on display through May 13.

Pictures by Phil Bertoni

Ashley and Lauren stand with their display on the history of the Mount Pulaski Courthouse.

Proud grandparents Paul and Sue Beaver pose for a shot with Lauren.



Ashely and Lauren visit the Mount Pulaski Courthouse as they conduct research for their project.

Phil Bertoni, Lauren and Ashley at the Postville Courthouse.


Ashley and Lauren on all fours touch the floor where Abraham Lincoln stood during trials at the Postville Courthouse.

The thrice award-winning research project and display is now being exhibited at Springfield's Union Station Visitors Center, where the "Hometown Travelers" campaign, May 5-13, is featuring information on local and state attractions, such as Mount Pulaski and Metamora, which have the last two remaining Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit courthouses as they appeared on the circuit in the 1840s through the 1850s.



A view inside the visitors center.

Lauren and Ashley's display inside Union Station.


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