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2. Livingston

I grew up in Livingston county so I probably know it better than any other county in the state. There wasn’t much to do in my hometown of Dwight so once I could drive, my friends and I spent a lot of time exploring the countryside. Fun facts:

  • Named after Edward Livingston, Andrew Jackson’s Secretary of State and the U.S. minister to France.
  • There are two prisons in the county: a men’s prison in Pontiac and a women’s prison in Dwight.
  • The 80’s movie Grandview U.S.A was filmed in Pontiac.

Cities and Towns I’ve been to in Livingston County:

  • Dwight: My hometown
  • Campus: My grandpa’s sister lived here, and we had an extended family get together every Easter and Christmas Day.
  • Fairbury: Home of the Fairbury Fair. My grandpa would take me every year to watch the carriage races and play Bingo.
  • Odell: A friend in High School lived just outside Odell and worked at a restaurant in town so we spent a lot of time here.
  • Pontiac (county seat): I had several relatives here so we spent a fair amount of time visiting in Pontiac. We always went to my grandpa’s other sister’s house for the annual Thresherman’s Reunion parade each September.
  • It’s safe to say I’ve spent time at least driving around all of the other towns, but they’re all so small, I probably never did anything of significance in them.


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