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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 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.
healing power of plants is the basis for modern medicines.
Originally published in manuscript form in 1999, I completely revised the book and added illustrations.
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Carlile, columnist for the Freeport (Illinois) Journal Standard,
featured this website in her column on January 19, 2007.
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Matthew Adami, Staci Aden, Peter Agnew, Matthew Alice, Kevin Alt, Jason Alvarado, Travis Ames, Jenny Aultman, Heather Awender,
William Backus, Jordan Bain, Kurt Balles, Melissa Barcellona, Troy Bardell, Nicholas Baxter, Jonathan Beach, Michael Beightol, Peter Bentson, Teri Lynn Best, Julia Beverley, Brian Book, Michelle Borger, Heather Born Scott, Kyle Borneman, Paul Brandenberger, Jeremy Bronn, Genie Brown, Jamie Burchell, Brian Burke,
Cliffton Calderon, Kandence, Carey, Kelli Carlson, Michael Cassidy, Corinne Castle, Meagan Cerra, Amanda Chambers, Tihanna Chezem, Chadwick Chow, Antoine Clark, Markita Clay, Amanda Cobb, Lynette M. Coffee, James Cole, Martrice Collier, Tromain Collier, Alicia Collins, Tonya Collins, Sarah Cowan, Heather Crase, Alan Croffoot, James Croffoot, Amy Cross, Nathan Cummins, Matthew Cuplin,
Matthew Dahms, Jessica Dale, Rebecca Dale, Brenda Darby, Erin Datt, Allen Davis, Anthony DeMichele, Jennifer Deslitch, Darla Desutter, Casey Deyo, Angela Dickinson, Jeremy Dietmeier, Angela Dirks, Nathan Dirks, Bryon Dixon, Natisha Dixson, Abhishek Dosi, Mark Dougherty, Ashley Downing, Haley Downing, Angela Drew, Scott Duede, Melissa Dyson,
Sarah Ebert, Andrew Eden, Ava Edmond, Nicholas Emerick, Maceo Euells, Dustin Ewers,
Michael Farag, Amy Folgate, Theodore Fox, Lawrence Frazee, Kevin Friedenbach, Kathy Fyock,
Theodore Gantzer, Stephanie Garrett, Nicholas Garrity, Amy Gerloff, Gabriel Gorsline, Tanya Graves, Stacie Green, Al Greenwood, Abhishek Guman,
Shara Hale, Daniel Hamilton, Troy Hampton, Jeffery Hanson, Douglas Harbach, Gavin Harn, Maketta Harston, Lisa Hasenyager, Andrew Heiden, Ashley Heitz, Rayanna Holder, Jarvis Hollins, Amanda Hollister, Kory Homan, Brandon Hoops, Stacy Huber,
T. Jamal Jackson, Kristin Janicke, Katie Janssen, Andrew Jessen, Melissa Jocknevich, Kyle Johnson, Melissa Johnson, Meghan Jones, Timothy Johnsma,
Jeremy Kendall, Timothy King, Katherine Kiser, Joseph Klever, Jared Knutson, Justin Koertner, Jason Kornfeind, Tasha Kraft, John Kreeger, Olivia Kreeger, Stephanie Kreeger, Barbara Krueger, Gail Krueger, Jason Kubatzke, Kimberly Kurtz,
Derek Laker, Robert Lameyer, Erica Lamm, Jefferey Larson, John Law III, Nathaniel Lischwe, Megan Lockner, Katrina Lohman, Brianna Lowther, Justin Lowther, Christian Ludwig, David Luy,
Jesse Madden, Evan Maney, Abigail Manthei, Tamara Manuel, Eric Manus, Krista Manus, Matthew Martin, Bettina Martinez, Katelyn Matz, Danielle Maurer, Michelle Maves, Tasha Mazique, Christina McCann, Brandy McElligott, Ryan McGath, Matthew McKenna, Lynnette Medcalf, Katie Meyers, Kevin Miller, Scott Miller, Ashley Mokros, Justin Monigold, Shaun Moore, Brett Morhardt, Chad Moring, Melissa Moshure, Blake Mutchler,
Andrea Neuendorf, Cristina Nguyen, Christopher Niesman,
Akemi Okumura, Jose Manuel Ortiz,
Karen Paul, Christina Pellerin, Alicia Perry, Ellen Perry, Rachel Petersen, Jacob Petticrew, Jeremy Pfeiffer, Timothy Pfeiffer, Steven Pirrelio, William Pommerening, Christopher Potempa, Vanessa Powell, Kandice Price,
Elise Rafferty, Matthew Rafferty, Sara Rees, Anne Regez, Nichole Rhodes, Heather Rice, Quincy Richmond, Ashley Rinderman, Sarah Ritterbusch, David Robinson, Lindsey Rowe, Amber Rucker, Jeremy Rundall,
Daniel Sack, Bethamie Sampson, Quynnetta Sanders, Nicole Sandstrom, Stephanie Schlosser, Kristin Schneiderman, Andrew Schwartz, Luke Schoenhard, Daniel Schofield, Jordan Schubert, Jonathan Schumann, Ashley Scudder, Deonte Seals, Martha Secker, Stephanie Sewell, Heather Shenberger, Emily Sheppard, Autumn Shipley, Gary Shorter, Meryl Shriver-Rice, Joshua Sickles, Shaughnessy Simms, Austin Smith, Tessa Smith, Ann Soria, Stephanie Sorn, Adam Stadel, Katie Steele,
Eric Taylor, Jessica Todd, Hillary Trottman,
Vitek Ures, Juan Urquiza, Amanda Usery,
Rupert Valentine II, Janice Vanderheyden, Stefan Vogel, Amit Vyas,
Tina Wadhwa, Claire Wagner, Andrew Wallace, matthew Wardlow, Kasie Weber, Kristina Welch, Eric Whitehead, Nathan Wicke, Florian Widmer, Kyle Williams, Nicholas Williams, Steven Williams Jr., Orlando Winfrey, Erica Winter, Kem Winter, Elizabeth Witcik, Erin Witte, Michael Witte, David Wittenmeyer, Marquia Wittfield,
Kayla Young .
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Sarah Cowan served in the Peace Corps in Uganda from 2006 to 2008. Read her blog about life in Uganda. She worked in the village of Sanje, population 10,000, where she taught positive living, health and life skills, physical education, music and some English to children at a local school where most of the students are orphans. She also focused on teaching children about HIV and AIDS.
She raised money to help the community build a library, as the closest one is 150 miles away, and a play pump, a combination merry-go-round and water pump. Members of her Freeport church, St. John United Church of Christ, collected money for the library.
In 2012, the Children
of Uganda, 20 children aged 8 to 18, toured the United States to perform
traditional Ugandan songs and dances to share the story of their history
and culture. Because of Cowans influence this dance troupe brought
their show to Freeport.
The kids wanted to come to Freeport to say thanks for the library that Freeport people contributed for, and to introduce them to their culture.
This was a fundraising event for the orphanage to sustain their home and provide food, education, and medical assistance. During this two-month tour, the Children of Uganda hoped to raise $1 million for programs at the orphanage. Sarah is on the board of directors for the Children of Uganda and was able to include Freeport on their 2012 tour of 11 major cities in the United States.
on any year in the chart below to see the class and other info,
such as postcards, people and events from that year.