I found this old postcard on line - this is the city park in Chillicothe, Ills. (strange abbreviation) way back in 1909. Chilli's main business district is two blocks long with stores on each side along Second Street - it has been that way forever. Then the full block to the north on the left side of the street was the park with a sidewalk going around it and one diagonally through the middle. The Rock Island tracks were to the west and the depot across from the northwest corner of the park. I can remember carnivals being held there when I was young. Carnivals were never my favorite thing - the merry-go-round, tiltawhirl and very mild rides were all I wanted to take. Heaven forbid I would go on a ride that turned you upside down. I have also never been on a roller coaster and have no desire to do so.
Lacon is a town about ten miles north of Chillicothe. I hope you all have a Happy PFF! And, thanks, Beth, at http://thebestheartsarecrunchy.blogspot.com/ for being our gracious hostess. It is almost my favorite time of year - autumn. There was frost on the roof around here this morning. Time to think about buying some pumpkins and mums! (Click to enlarge)