[October 31, 2013]
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MOUNT PULASKI -- The first Mount Pulaski
Courthouse Halloween night was a big success, with parents and
grandparents bringing their children to enjoy pumpkin painting,
spooky storytelling, games, cookies, cider, and for the less timid
ones, the outdoor spooky maze.
The recently formed (2012)
Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation sponsored the event to "give
back to the community" in appreciation for their support with all the
donations that have been pouring in for the maintenance and
refurbishing of the courthouse. The event also served to further their ongoing
quest to heighten awareness of this state historic site. Mount Pulaski was the
Logan County seat (1848-1855) to which Abraham Lincoln, Judge David
Davis, Stephen A. Douglas and other Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit
lawyers traveled by horseback or horse and buggy to bring the
court of law to the people.
The courthouse is open for
tours Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
Photos and text by Phil
Mount Pulaski Courthouse Foundation publicity