Ascending the Ellis Moraine on a project intended for Pope Gregory
Moraine surfing is indeed a more hygenic activity than Illinois River surfing — while Chicago has cleaned up its sewage act, the effluent still goes into the Illinois River
Peoria even adds a little water into their chlorine system now 😉
Anyway, off to show Greg another of the intense sun’s impact in addition to burning the irrigation pipe in two
That is the abandoned red bean plant which once stored the beans for canning at the Joan of Arc/Illinois Canning facility
The cannery suffered the same fate as the original Joan of Arc after being purchased by an off shore corporation, who subsequently raided the pension fund, and sold off the inventory, and unceremoniously left town. Leaving this J of A cannery quite dead.
(The Joan of Arc brand was subsequently purchased by B&G Foods)
Evidence of intense solar heating — the radio tower has partially melted and drooped earthward — gravity + heat!
This tower has yet to succumb to a similar fate