Robert Bike

Robert Bike

Licensed Massage Therapy #5473
Eugene, Oregon


Teaching Reiki Master

Life Coach


Gift Certificates

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 22, 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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List price $24.99; introductory offer $19.99

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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

All text and photos Copyright 2002 - 2011 Robert L. Bike, except for photos listed and other uncopyrighted material in the public domain.

The Freeport
(and Stephenson County)

How much do you know about our fair city of Freeport, Illinois, and all the people who have lived here? Here are 20 questions.

1. For 3 points, name the Freeport athlete who won a gold medal in the Olympics. Bonus point, what year? Bonus point, what sport?

2. For 5 points, name the Freeporter who was elected Mayor of Freeport twice, and later served as the Governor of Colorado.

3. For 4 points, name the Pretzel who became a billionaire during the dot-com boom. Bonus point, what did he sell?

4. For 5 points, name the native Freeporter who wrote the book, The Process of Government, the seminal work of the Chicago Political Economy School.

5. For 5 points, name the Freeport native who was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for The Jazz Singer.

6. Here's an easy one. For 5 points, what Stephenson County resident won the Nobel Peace Prize?

7. For 5 points, name the little Native American girl, who as an infant survived the massacre at Wounded Knee, and who spent much of her childhood at her Grandmother's home in Freeport.

8. Speaking of Native Americans, for 5 points, name the Chief of the band of natives whose village was along the Pecatonica River at the site where Freeport now stands.

9. For 5 points, name the Freeporter who played for the Harlem Globetrotters.

10. Speaking of sports, for 2 points, name the Freeport native who played in 5 Super Bowls for 3 different teams. Bonus points, name the 3 teams (1 point per team).

11. For 4 points, in what year did the Freeport High School football team win the National Championship? Bonus point, after winning the game, the team traveled to Washington, D. C., and met what president?

12. For 3 points, what Freeporter was awarded the Medal of Honor from the Civil War. For a 2-point bonus, name the Freeporter awarded the Medal of Honor from the Vietnam War.

13. For 5 points, name the Freeporter who was a Civil War general, and later became governor of Utah.

14. Another easy one. For 4 points, name the Freeporter who assassinated a President of the United States. Bonus point, name the President.

15. For 5 points, name the Freeporter who convinced world leaders to form the United Nations.

16. For 5 points, name the Freeporter who wrote a gossip column in Hollywood.

17. For 5 points, name the Freeporter who became a professor at Harvard University, and developed a theory on the frequency of words that is used by Google.

18. For 5 points, name the Freeporter who co-authored a book on African animals with Theodore Roosevelt, and went on an expedition to China with Roy Chapman, the real-life Indiana Jones.

19. For 5 points, name the man who retired to Freeport, who threw the pitch that Babe Ruth hit for his first Major League home run.

20. And finally, another easy one, for 4 points, name the Freeport dentist who donated & sold Globe Park to Freeport. Bonus point, name the park that was renamed after the dentist, and is a palindrome.

That's it. 20 questions. The answers are scattered throughout this website. With all the bonus points, it's possible to score 100 points. How did you do?

Here are the pages with the answers:

1. 1952

2. 1850

3. Class of 1964, written about on Famous Freeporters

4. 1888

5. 1898

6. Graves

7. Just Passin' Thru

8. 1850

9. 1951

10. Class of 1963, written about on Famous Freeporters

11. 1925

12. 1850 & Freeport

13. Dead & Buried

14. Freeport in 1954 and Freeport in 2006

15. 1914

16. Born in Freeport

17. 1919

18. Born in Freeport

19. Dead & Buried

20. Dead & Buried and Freeport in 2006.

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