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Alton, Illinois

 McPike Mansion, The Old Post Office

Alton's history begins with Native American settlements, including French fur traders that made Alton a stop, a ferry that crossed  the Mississippi was in place in 1818. Alton held many Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. In 1863 & 1864, a smallpox epidemic caused many to contract the disease and eventually succumb to it. They buried the soldiers in a mass grave, this is located on the North side of the town.

Robert Wadlow was born and raised here, he was, at his time, the world's tallest man.

Mother Nature has not been kind to Alton, many floods from the Mississippi River have caused much damage from flooding.

Jane caught a shadow at the Post office, she felt that something was off to her side, Doris felt it as well.

McPike Mansion was built in 1869, original owner was Henry McPike. The McPike family owned 15 acres on which they perfected his McPike Grape.  The Mansion was considered their "country home"  The mansion has not been occupied since the 1950's.  Today it is being renovated and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  Tours are conducted of the grounds around the mansion as well as the wine cellar. There is a lights out session where  Mr. McPike is said to be present as well as a pet cat.






 

  • Mist formation at McPike Mansion
    Mist formation at McPike Mansion
  • Mist formation at McPike Mansion
    Mist formation at McPike Mansion
  • McPike Mansion, 2010
    McPike Mansion, 2010
  • Old Post Office
    Old Post Office
  • Old Museum with lots of history.  The tallest man in the world is from here.
    Old Museum with lots of history. The tallest man in the world is from here.
 



 

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