Tough Times in Illinois

Post for June 3, 2021

Normally, I enjoy cycling into small towns. I like how each is unique with it’s own little downtown, old brick buildings, and often, a place for a nice treat. Today, I cycled through New Boston, Illinois, and had a different reaction.

More pictures from downtown.

About 10 miles from town, big trucks often came toward me, and when I got into town, there were few of the charming downtowns buildings I usually see. There were also several old brick homes that used to be impressive but have lost their charm.

It’s interesting, and sad, how buildings tell the story of a place. The pictures tell the more of the story.

The song for today is Worrisome Years.