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Written by onesundaymorning on 25 Mar, 2007
As I continued my journey I made an unplanned stop in Greenup, Illinois. I saw there a water tower that said "Give Greenup a Try," so I did. Greenup was a sleepy little town in the middle of nowhere, that among various of other thing, considered themselves…Read More
As I continued my journey I made an unplanned stop in Greenup, Illinois. I saw there a water tower that said "Give Greenup a Try," so I did. Greenup was a sleepy little town in the middle of nowhere, that among various of other thing, considered themselves the "Village of Porches and covered bridges." Although I saw no covered porches I did see many porches so I don’t feel that I was completely lied to.
The day that I arrived it was 104 degrees in the shade so I made my tour quick. No one was around for that same reason. The town was cute with a turn of the century/Victorian feel. Banners hung everywhere announcing the return of one the units that was deployed to Iraq. I had an overwhelming since that this was what an "All American town was and should be." Music blared though the streets from the buildings, although I wasn’t sure what the music was it somehow fit the atmosphere of Greenup. Almost every shop was closed for lunch although it was only 11am. However, the stoeres that were opened were full of antiques.
Around town there are footsteps that you can follow to take a tour. It starts and ends at town hall. There were also signs around town with golf carts on them. You know the signs that signify that there maybe children playing in the area or pedestrians crossing; this was the same thing but only with a golf cart. Believe it or not the overhanging porches on the buildings have made the business district in Greenup one of the places on the National Register of Historic Places.Although I wasn’t there long I loved this place. It was so strange that anyone in Indiana should give Greenup a try.