Horseshoe Lake, 2016

Nichol Allen

I was born and raised in Truckee, California, a very small town in northern California that has a very interesting history. When I turned 20 years old I enlisted in the United States Marines Corps. My four years as a Marine afforded me experiences and opportunities that I would not have had. From my travels I was able to find new and exciting history everywhere I went. I planted my feet in Illinois in 2008 and have dedicated my time to uncovering the history of the place I now call home.

Articles by Nichol Allen:

Lincoln School in Edwardsville

November 9, 2016

SIUE Fuller Dome

March 23, 2017

Standard Oil’s Company Housing in Wood River, Illinois

November 20, 2016

The Tolman, Bowers, and Todd Building

March 7, 2017

Weezy’s Route 66 Bar & Grill

October 2, 2018