Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds

Pileated woodpecker? Ivory-billed woodpecker? Sorry, can't tell you for sure. I can tell you, for sure, that the bird was spotted recently at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. Sorry the picture isn't more better.
FAKE NEWS ALERT!!!!!! FAKE NEWS ALERT!! FAKE NEWS ALERT!!!!!!!! Just wanted you to know that while yours truly was out on a "beat" one day last week, some absolutely genuine FAKE NEWS was shared with him...by at least three omnomynus sources.  Seems that a local landmark, which we will not identify...
Chris Kennedy Jr., near center, holding a small dog, and his sister, Kate, right, made a campaign stop on behalf of their father, Chris Kennedy, last week at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro.
The son and daughter of a Democratic Party candidate for governor of Illinois paid a campaign visit to Union County last week. Chris Kennedy Jr. and his sister, Kate, were welcomed by about 20 people during a stop at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. He is the son of Chris Kennedy,...
"DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN." Folks of a certain age may recognize the first three words in this week's colyum. Those three words made up a banner headline which appeared in an early edition of the November 3, 1948, issue of the Chicago Daily Tribune newspaper. Dewey and Truman were the candidates for...
The Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro are the home to statues of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas.
Abraham Lincoln, who served as the 16th president of the United States, was born on Feb. 12, 1809, in Kentucky. The Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro are the home to statues of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln and Douglas met for a debate in Jonesboro on Sept. 15, 1858,...
You'll find out about the pictures soon enough...just keep on reading... This week, we're going to get a little windy. Call it catch-up time... You may have noticed that last week's colyum was, well, somewhat lacking. Well, I hope you noticed. At the time I wrote the item, I was not feeling all...
Light snow was falling when this picture was taken on Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. Snowfall amounted to about half an inch.
Light snow was falling when this picture was taken on Thursday, Jan. 5, at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. Snowfall amounted to about half an inch.
Mr. Lincoln (or, Mr. Lincoln's statue) peers through a couple of trees at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds.
Wednesday morning, November 9...the sun rose in the east, just like normal... ...Thursday morning, November 10...the sun rose in the east, just like normal... ...wow. Two days in a row. Life went on. Which was good. Very good. Very reassuring. Given the story which unfolded during the vaguely...
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest, the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest and Unimin Corporation are planning to present Critter Night. Critter Night is a free, family event and will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in...
A turtle was basking in the late summer sunshine; the critter was on a log in the pond at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro.
As often happens with this weekly effort, the story starts out as one thing and then, somehow, evolves into something entirely different. Last Thursday afternoon, just because it was a pretty nice first day of September, yours truly decided to pay a visit to the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in...

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