Thursday, June 26, 2014

#86: Clinton County Courthouse

To most Missourians, this would be the 'holy grail' or the farthest one of them all for them. It's far for me too, but since I made trips to Southern Illinois this year, this cake happened to be along the way there. The cake is approximately 50 miles east of St. Louis.

Clinton County is one of the farthest eastern parts of the St. Louis Metro area. It was formed in 1824 by refitting Bond, Fayette and Washington counties. Carlyle, formed in 1818, became its county seat. It nearly became Illinois' second state capital in 1824, but lost to one vote to Vandalia (it eventually became Springfield). Carlyle was settled on the Kaskaskia River. It is home of Illinois' largest man-made lake, Carlyle Lake, which is very popular for fisherman and for people who just love to hang out on the boat. The lake, which started out as a dam in 1958, was dedicated in 1967.
Front of the courthouse
Behind the courthouse is Clinton County's memorial for war veterans

Cake sides, here we go:
Left side of the cake

Back side of the cake

Right side of the cake

Top of the cake
Official website for Clinton County, IL
Official website for Clinton County's County Clerk

850 Fairfax Street, CARLYLE, IL, 62231
Cake artist: Paul LaFlam

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