Burlington, Iowa Frozen January Riverfront

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The Burlington Rail Bridge (pictured below) is a vertical-lift railroad bridge that crosses the Mississippi River between Burlington, Iowa and Gulf Port, Illinois.

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The Great River Bridge crosses the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa on US Route 34 across fromĀ Gulf Port, Illinois

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view from the Riverfront back at the town of Burlington..

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i heart cemeteries

This is off Illinois Route 96, also called the GREAT RIVER ROAD, following along the Mississippi River. Tull Cemetery is between Pontoosuc and Niota, Illinois. I followed one of those highway signs denoting a historic cemetery, kept seeing a lot of those, wondering what makes any cemetery “historic” or not and it was a good, chill day so I thought I would meander around to check it out.

down the country road a bit where I found the tossed xmas decorations then branching off to another less of a road, seeming more a driveway- that did lead straight to a house, barn and other buildings..branching off again right before it to an even lesser road by now just a set of tire tracks and through an open gate to this opening in the surrounding woods..

I still don’t know the answer to the historic question but it is a well-kept, peaceful place, properly feeling rooted in another time.

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