I had a very nice Valentine Treat ,because a local newspaper did a feature article about, My Old Historic House. Clarksville, my home town and when my house is, is really kinda in the middle of no where. It is 70 miles one way or the other to the nearest large city. On one side is St.Louis and St Louis County where there are millions of people. On the other side is Quincy, Ill. Quincy is a rather small town ,by a lot of standards, having only 40,000 people. It is often called," The Gem City." Quincy is a river city ,setting high on the banks, of the Mississippi River. It was a wealthy town in the middle 19th century and a lot of that wealth came from stove manufacturing. There are many beautiful old mansions there, several open for tours, mostly being ran by Historical Societies or the state.Quincy is the county seat of Adams County, Illinois. It is the 3rd largest city in Illinois. Forbes magazine once listed Quincy as the 8th best place to raise a family.
You can see how pleased I was when the paper, Quincy Herald Whig, came to me to do a feature story. And to have it appear in the Valentines Day paper, made it all the better.I know I have done post in the past about being published, maybe it is not such a big thing, but, I can't help but be excited every time it happens. I am very grateful for the free advertisement. I open my home for tours when any one calls for a reservation. It sure helps to maintain the old place, play the utilities and feed Sissy Dog.Being privaly run, My Old Historic House, can be very expensive. This article should be really helpful as the town of Quincy is not so far away. When the house was featured in Victorian Homes Magazine, most of the readers were from such a great distance , very few have gotten to come take a tour. The Quincy Paper also serves several towns close by, one being Hannibal, Missouri,. Hometown of Mark Twain. Hannibal is a major destination for many tourist each year.So you can see why I was so thrilled and excited about this article.
I hope you can come take a tour soon. I always leave the lights on and Sissy Dog will be there to meet you with a jump and a kiss. If you read the article you will see that she was mentions too. In the mean time you can go to- www.whig.com- and read the whole article and see a short video of the second floor.
We had snow but it is almost gone. Supposed to have warmer weather again. I know it is only February, but I am so ready for spring. See you soon and remember, I blog for comments, so please leave me some. I love reading them and I will always give you one in return.Have a beautiful day.
PS. Have to brag a little more. Just got word from the Editor of Victorian Homes magazine, and the second feature of my Old Historic House is coming out and will be on News Stands ,March5th. I have ordered copies, if you have trouble finding one, I can send. I will post on that when I see it in person.