Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Along 66, September 2017: The Duncan Manor, Towanda. Illinois

SEPTEMBER 2--  The White Dog restaurant near Clinton, Oklahoma.  The food is good and there is quite a view.  Maybe we'll have to stop by there when we do Route 66 when we're 66 this month.

SEPTEMBER 3--  An update on the Duncan manor near Towanda, Illinois.  It is on the list of Ten Most Endangered Places in the state.

David and Randi Howell purchased the 1860s property in 2014.

William Duncan, a breeder of shorthorn cattle, moved to Illinois from Clark County, Kentucky in 1863 and bought 300 acres near Towanda.  Between 1866 and 1870 he had Duncan manor built.  He died in 1876.

The place is currently in really bad shape when the Howells bought it.  It is open Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

Someplace Else to Check Out. --RoadDog

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