Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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Spirits of... Lincoln in Lincoln tours return this weekend

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[August 12, 2009]  Spirits of... Tours from Bloomington once again has tours scheduled for Lincoln. Join them on Friday for their Lincoln Ghost Walk. It will kick off at 8 p.m. from the city christening site at the corner of Broadway and Chicago and continue through the historic downtown district. The walk takes approximately 90 minutes. Ticket price is $10. Spirits of... Tours will continue their weekend in Lincoln with another paranormal investigation -- this time at the famous Scully Mansion north of Lincoln, on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $20. Spaces are limited for both events and registration is required.

Spirits of...Tours will also be in Lincoln during the Lincoln Art & Balloon Festival weekend. Aug. 27 they will participate in the re-enactment of the christening of the city of Lincoln, which occurred on Aug. 27, 1853. Chris Hotz will portray Abraham Lincoln for the occasion. Re-enactments will be at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. on the corner of Broadway and Chicago. For more information, call the Logan County tourism office at 217-732-8687. This is a free event and the public is encouraged to attend. The following night, Aug. 28, Spirits of... Tours will offer another Lincoln Ghost Walk through the historic downtown district of Lincoln, starting at 9 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from the Scully Mansion investigation will go toward The Mill on 66 restoration project, which is managed by the nonprofit Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County.

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"The first investigation at The Mill 80th anniversary celebration was great," said Geoff Ladd, foundation chairman. "We are looking forward to working with Spirits of... Tours on future fundraising investigations for The Mill." Further investigations at the site have been postponed indefinitely while work is being done on the building’s foundation and floor. Other local locations will be investigated each month for the fundraising effort.

For more information, ticket prices and reservations, go to, call 309-846-4306 or contact the Route 66 Heritage Foundation of Logan County at

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Tourism Bureau of Logan County]

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