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David Davis Mansion Foundation hosts Sept. 6 tour of McLean County

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[August 28, 2013]  BLOOMINGTON -- Another "Roadways to the Past" tour from the David Davis Mansion State Historic Site will present new stories about the people and places of McLean County on Sept. 6.

Don Meyer, retired director of the McLean County Extension Service, will be the guide for the daylong exploration of northeastern McLean County, sponsored by the David Davis Mansion Foundation. Meyer's knowledge of natural features and their intersection with history and politics offers a unique perspective.

Highlights of "Meandering Through McLean County" will be local wind farms and watershed areas, historic homes, and the environmental interaction between urban and rural life. Participants will have lunch in Lexington and visit the Patton Cabin, followed by a look at how lakes supply water to area communities.

Even those who have lived in the area for a long time will appreciate this entertaining and informative look at local agriculture, geography, heartland history and the ways technology and nature are being harnessed in McLean County.

The tour is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration is $50 per person and includes motor coach transportation, lunch and a snack. Space is limited, and the deadline to register is Friday.

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Brochures are available at the David Davis Mansion Visitor Center, 1000 Monroe Drive in Bloomington. Details are also on the "events" tab at Call 309-824-8779 for more information, or click here.

The David Davis Mansion Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency engage and entertain visitors with stories of the site, the Davis household and their relationship with Abraham Lincoln and others.

[Text from file received from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]

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