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Encyclopedia > Robert Allerton Park

The Robert Allerton Park is a 1,517-acre (6.0 km²) park, nature center, and conference center located near Monticello, Illinois on the upper Sangamon River. The park and manor house were laid out and built by industrialist Robert Allerton, who gave the complex to the University of Illinois in 1946. The Allerton Natural Area within the park is a National Natural Landmark. As of 2007, the park was used by approximately 100,000 visitors per year. This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... A Business conference is an event organized by an association, inividual, publication or private company for the purpose of networking, education or to discuss a business topic. ... Monticello is a city located in Piatt County, Illinois. ... Insert non-formatted text here Sangamon River The Sangamon River is a principal tributary of the Illinois River, approximately 250 mi (402 km) long, in central Illinois in the United States. ... A Corner of Main Quad The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, U of I, or simply Illinois), is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious campus in the University of Illinois system. ... Caverns of Sonora National Natural Landmark The National Natural Landmark (NNL) program recognizes and encourages the conservation of outstanding examples of the United States natural history. ... 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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North half

The Sun Singer

The section of the park north of the winding Sangamon River includes Allerton's 40-room stately home, The Farms (1900), a 1/4-mile-long (0.4 km) formal garden, and a 1 1/4-mile-long (2 km) sculpture walk extending westward from the end of the formal garden. The sculpture walk concludes with The Sun Singer, an Art Moderne bronze sculpted by Carl Milles in 1929, one of more than 100 sculptures on the grounds. The Sun Singer underwent a $39,000 restoration in June-July 2007 to remove vandal graffiti and restore the patina of the 16 feet (5 m), 2,300 lb (1,000 kg/160 st) sculpture.[1][2] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Marine Air Terminal, LaGuardia Airport. ... Triton Blowing a Shell, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Carl Milles, born Carl Emil Wilhelm Andersson son of lieutenant Emil Mille Andersson and his wife Walborg Tisell, (June 23, 1875–September 19, 1955) was a Swedish sculptor, best known for his fountains. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Statue of Liberty gets its green color from the patina formed on its copper surface Patinas are chemical compounds formed on the surface of metals. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... The stone is a unit of mass in the Imperial system of weights and measures used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and most Commonwealth countries. ...


South half

The section of the park south of the Sangamon River was left almost entirely unlandscaped during the Allerton era. It now contains a network of nature trails sloping down from parking areas toward the Sangamon River. Several of the trails are punctuated with signs describing the floodplain river ecology of central Illinois. The southern section also contains a 55-acre (0.2 km²) restored prairie, one of the oldest prairie restorations in Illinois, begun in 1955 and now approaching maturity. The southern section of the park and adjacent Sangamon River bottomland, a parcel of 1,000 acres (4.0 km²), was designated as the Allerton Natural Area, a U.S. National Natural Landmark, in 1971. A trail, in the most general sense, is any linear route for travel. ... For other uses, see Prairie (disambiguation). ... Caverns of Sonora National Natural Landmark The National Natural Landmark (NNL) program recognizes and encourages the conservation of outstanding examples of the United States natural history. ...


Robert Allerton

Robert Allerton (1873-1964) was the heir to a Chicago banking and stockyard fortune created by his father, Samuel Allerton (1828-1914), one of the founders of Chicago's Union Stock Yards. Robert Allerton and his partner, John Gregg Allerton (1899-1985), transformed their country house, The Farms, into a central Illinois showplace, with activity climaxing in the 1920s and early 1930s. After the Great Depression, World War II, and U.S. federal income taxes made it more difficult to staff and operate stately homes like The Farms, the Allertons moved to Kaua'i, Hawaii, in 1946. Their gardens in Hawaii are now open to the public as Allerton Garden. ÊÊÊÊThe Union Stock Yard & Transit Co. ... A country house is a large dwelling, such as a mansion, located on a country estate. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... Kauai from space (NASA image) Kaua‘i (usually called Kauai outside the Hawaiian Islands) is the oldest and fourth largest of the main Hawaiian Islands. ... Allerton Garden, view from above. ...


References

  1. ^ The News-Gazette (Champaign, Illinois). Sun Singer sculpture removed for restoration. June 16, 2007.
  2. ^ Herald & Review (Decatur, Illinois). Allerton Park's Sun Singer statue returns to pedestal following restoration July 28, 2007.

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