Private Graveyard – Rural Central Illinois

Private Graveyard - Rural Central Illinois

Spotted this strange cemetary outside of Mattoon, IL over Thanksgiving break.

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Lake Paradise Sunset – Mattoon, IL

Lake Paradise Sunset - Mattoon, IL

Sunset taken at Lake Paradise in Mattoon, IL on November 28, 2008.  3 exposures.

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Family Cemetery for the 1917 Tornado Victims of Mattoon and Central Illinois

Family Cemetery for the 1917 Tornado Victims of Mattoon and Central Illinois

This strange cemetery outside Mattoon, Illinois commemorates an entire family that was killed in the 1917 tornado, the second most destructive ever in Illinois history. It cut a swath through Coles County.

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Mattoon, IL – A Darker Persepective

Mattoon, IL - A Darker Persepective

Not indicative of the town itself, here are some of the eye sores (and a few that don’t hurt) in Mattoon, IL. Taken on Easter Sunday Morning.

The BBQ Hut - Mattoon, IL

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Ashmore Estates – Ashmore, IL

Ashmore Estates - Ashmore, IL

Old abandoned mental hospital in central IL. History of being very haunted. www.ashmoreestates.net for more information. Taken on a Holga with Ilford Delta 400 and a red 25 filter held over the lens.

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