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Jun 19, 2011 - A Swedish Hamlet In Illinois

From Geneseo Campground – Geneseo, IL Strolling the brick sidewalks of the quiet peaceful country hamlet of Bishop Hill, IL filled our Sunday. This tiny village is a National Landmark Village and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Established in 1846 by a group of Swedish immigrants seeking religious freedom and left their native land following their spiritual leader Erick Jansson. It was a long journey to find this utopia of religious freedom, greater prosperity and their ideal communal society. But eager to get here they...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Sep 18, 2010 - Saturday, Day 32

Drove to Bishop Hill, formerly a Swedish commune, which has mostly been historically preserved. They have a general store, a bakery, a woolen shop and of course some restaurants. Picked up my cardamom bread (one for us and one for Mary Ann).....then headed to Galesburg to run a few errands. Stopped by Sheri & Bill's house - to play cards and have dinner.

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