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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2007 02:00 pm
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Jacksonville,Illinois...named after Andrew is an interesting town in its own right. It is a small community of 30,000 or so and boasts two colleges...Illinois College and MacMurray College. It also is home to the Illinois school for the Deaf, and the Illinois Visually handicapped Institute (Blind School). If that were not enought, there is a Developmental Center, formerly a State Hospital, dating to the 1870's, two book binderies and a prision. If you go to the museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian, in Washington, you will see on display outside a bandstand from the turn of the 20th century. That bandstand came from the grounds of the Jacksonville State Hospital
all in all a charming town..

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