Thursday, February 9, 2012

THIMBY Thursday - The History in My Backyard - Shabbona

Many of us, perhaps most of us, live in a place other than where our ancestral family originated.  I certainly do!  When I am driving during my day,  I begin to notice all the places in my area that could be important to someone else.  This new post series will take on "The History in My Backyard", with the easy acronym THIMBY.

This photo is of the grave of Chief Shabbona, a famous figure from the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, and negotiations between Indian tribes and the United States.  Shabbona died in 1859 and this stone marks his grave in Evergreen Cemetery, Morris, Grundy County, Illinois.

What can you share from your backyard?