Smoke Stacks above the Illinois River

Smoke Stacks above the Illinois River

Like phantoms from the past, smoke stacks from an old paddle wheeler stick up above the banks of the Illinois river down river from Chillicothe. Bonnie and I went in search of old decoys along the Illinois river today. I need one for the next bag in my river series that will be called the "Illinois". Its a restored old canvas market hunters bag. Along the way we saw so much neat stuff, and were happy to realize that there is still plenty of character left along the river. Like these paddle wheeler smoke stacks that were sticking up above the river banks, a sight that once must have been so common on this very spot.