Saturday, August 29, 2009

Funk's Grove General Store

9 x 12 oil on linen on masonite panel

Four miles south of Shirley, Illinois is Funk's Grove Maple Sirip Farm, founded by Isack Funk in 1824. It is now in it's seventh generation of family ownership. In the 1920's Route 66 was built along the grove. There is a lot to see in Funk's Grove, it is one of the prettiest areas along Route 66. The day we visited the Grove we drove 145 miles and only advanced 45 miles along the Rte., but we soon found that it was just a typical day along the way.

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