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.
"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
www.daviddavismansion.org. Call 309-824-8779 for
more information, or
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
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]