Monthly Archives: October 2018

Wimmer Cemetery, Auburn

Wimmer Cemetery, an inactive but by no means abandoned graveyard east of Auburn, is one of Sangamon County‚Äôs oldest burying places. No one has been buried at Wimmer since 1934, and by 1999, the site was overgrown, dilapidated and vandalized. … Continue reading

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Riverton Athletic Club

The mammoth home run Robin Roberts hit on Oct. 14, 1951, remains a highlight in the 80-year history of the Riverton Athletic Club. Roberts, a Springfield native who had just completed the second of his six 20-win seasons as a … Continue reading

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