If you ever strolled through a cemetery, you may have noticed that occasionally the older tombstones can get into a rundown condition - some even broken, overrun with weeds or nearly illegible. Since this year is the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I, there has been a recent surge of attention paid to locating and cleaning up the graves of McLean County soldiers who died during that war. The list includes five who rest here in Lexington area cemeteries - the first four in Pleasant Hill and one in the Clarksville cemetery. The following Information is taken from notices in the Daily Pantagraph:
There is no doubt, as you look around at the bustlling farm fields, that Lexington is in the middle of corn country. After all that corn is harvested, you still have to store it someplace, and years ago, the whole ears were stored in cribs - of all sorts of shapes and sizes - on every farm. During a quiet country drive, you might even see the remnants of one of those early cribs. They are a reminder of steps our farming ancestors went through to make a living.