Robert Bike


Licensed Massage Therapy #5473
Eugene, Oregon


Teaching Reiki Master

Life Coach


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Private classes.
Biblical Aromatherapy
Therapeutic Essential
Oil Massages
President of the Oregon Massage Therapists Association
& 2012-2013

I graduated from Freeport (Illinois) High School.
I'm a Pretzel!

FHS Reunions

Copyright 2002 - present

Latest Copyright
March 28, 2013


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Remarkable Stories,
Volume 1

by Robert Bike

Remarkable events have happened in Freeport and Stephenson County, Illinois, and remarkable people have lived there. These are stories gathered about people and events from 1835 through World War II.

By no means complete, these are overviews of lives and events which shaped our country and our world. From events in the lives of Tutty Baker, Abraham Lincoln, Charles Guiteau, Leonard Colby, Jane Addams and Bob Wienand come stories that will amaze you. Welcome to Volume 1 of our living history.

The author lives in Eugene, Oregon, and works as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Life Coach. An amateur historian, parts of these stories and many more appear on this website.

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Biblical Aromatherapy

by Robert Bike

The Bible mentions about 232 plants by name, or closely enough to figure out what plant is meant. Of these, 24 are aromatic plants; that is, parts of the plants can be pressed or distilled to get an essential oil. Essential oils are the lifeblood of plants and have tremendous healing capabilities.

The healing power of plants is the basis for modern medicines.

Biblical Aromatherapy
discusses how the plants were used in biblical days and how you can use the essential oils from biblical plants.

Originally published in manuscript form in 1999, I completely revised the book and added illustrations.

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Olga Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard, featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
Here is a jpg scan.

Harriet Gustason, another columnist for the Freeport Journal Standard, has featured this website twice. Click to see pdf of articles:
June 29, 2012
November 3, 2012


"My Life Purpose is to inspire my friends
and clients to achieve
success, health,
wealth and happiness
by empowering them
to reach their potential,
while living in harmony
with each other, animals
and our planet."
Robert Bike

Robert Bike, LMT, LLC

The Polaris is the high school annual from Freeport High School, Freeport, Illinois.

All text and photos Copyright 2002 - present Robert L. Bike, except for photos listed and uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Class of 1883

Katie Becker married Mr. Kennedy, Freeport.

Margaret Collmann, Freeport.

Emma F. Currey.

Grace M. Hayes, teacher, Freeport.

Harry Morrow Hyde, journalist.

Mary A. Rockey, Portland, Oregon, later Freeport.

May Settly married Mr. Webb, Ridott.

Agnes Wolf married Mr. Angle, Grand Island, Nebraska.

Hattie Wolf married Mr. Goodrich, physician, Evanston.

While only one boy graduated alongside 16 girls, others who attended included Alek Taylor, Fred Mattert, Cal Meyer, Hans Bamberger and Orville Witherbee.

Charles C. Snyder was principal. Instructors included Mr. Frick, George Selby, Mr. A. W. Greene and Miss Frances A. Rosebrugh.. The class started in the old Union School before the new high school was built at the corner of Exchange and Cherry.
Harry Morrow Hyde was born in Freeport on October 6, 1869, graduated from Beloit College in 1888, and wrote an article for The Round Table about female students entitled "She!" The article began "Hail to the conquering coed!....She has melted the ghostly army of gray alumni with a smile!" He was an award-winning speaker with a "sonorous voice."In 1900, Harry Morrow Hyde published a "The Animal Alphabet" for children, illustrating each letter and accompanied by verses written by Hyde. Harry Hyde was the author of a book for young people, "The Upstart" (1906). In the book, he calls Freeport "Liberty" and talks about the railroad separating the Kilgrubben shanty-town from Liberty. He also wrote Through the Stage Door; Stories of Actors and Stage Life Behind the Scenes. Hyde was also the co-author (with Bert Knight) of The Buccaneers: A Story of the Black Flag in Business (1904). His careeer included City Editor, Dubuque, Iowa, Daily Times; reporter for the Chicago Trubune; a journalist, Dayton, Ohio; later Editor of Technical World Magazine, Chicago.


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Freeport High School

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