Sunday, October 25, 2009


On Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00 PM Landmarks, Inc. is offering a free program on care and restoration of old barns or other timber frame structures. The speaker for this presentation will be Tim Narkiewicz from Trillium Dell Timberworks. Trillium Dell Timberworks is based in rural Knox County Illinois. They specialize in timber frame construction techniques both with new buildings and the repair of old buildings of various timber frame styles. They have repaired, rebuilt or restored many old structures throughout the US. Tim is in the area making an assessment of repairs needed on the 1869 Fairfield Church located north of Newman and an 1860s hand hewn timber frame barn near Newman. He will give a talk on the work of the company and have a slide presentation of some of their past accomplishments. More information about Trillium Dell Timberworks can be viewed at The program will be in the Landmarks' Meeting House on South Pike Street, across from the Rutherford House in Oakland. If you have questions about a structure bring photos for Tim. He will also be available to visit other area structures on Wednesday if there is interest.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Vintage Halloween Images:

Just a few things you might remember.

Antioch Church- the first 100 years

to be continued...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Sign:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just wanted to share this with those of you no longer living in Oakland. Its a beautiful stone.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vintage Harvest Photos:

farming the hard way...

steam tractor
harvest time may be hectic now...but its still better than it used to be
these are old harvest photos- I do not know who is in the photos or where they were taken
Does anyone have vintage farming/ harvest photos of the Oakland area?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Washington Wayne Hogue & Eliza Jane Childress:

These items were copied from Roger Ashmore's records on his family tree.
Click on any image to enlarge. If you want to save the image, enlarge it first and it will save it as the actually size.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Vintage Hindsboro Phone Book 1967

This item is for sale by owner- call Jeannie Rankins at 346-2180