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Heartland Highways has been a WEIU-TV production since 2002. Over the years, we've introduced viewers to hundreds of unique people and interesting places in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri.
Season 12 Re-Airings
Jan. 23, 2015
At the intersection of two major interstates in Effingham, Illinois, is a landmark you can’t miss. The Cross at the Crossroads has been seen by many, but in this episode we’ll share the story behind the big symbol. Then, you’ve probably seen and maybe even used their work and not even known it. We’re talking about the Mueller Family and we’ll take you inside their museum in Decatur, Illinois. Started by Hieronymus Mueller, a German immigrant, in the late 1800s, the Mueller Company became famous for fire hydrants, butterfly valves and much more. But the story behind the man and his family is one you won’t want to miss. Our final story in this episode takes us to Carlyle Lake. This 26,000-acre lake is the largest man-made lake in the state.
Originally Aired: Jan. 31, 2014
Jan. 30, 2015
Did you know one of the largest and oldest manufacturers of band uniforms is right here in Illinois? How the Demoulin Company got from their beginnings to that is really the story, though. In this episode we’ll show you not only how the uniforms are made, but the museum the houses the unique history of the company too. We’ll also meet a teapot collector from Effingham, Illinois. Audrey Garby got her first teapot as a wedding gift. Later in life she started collecting them and today they are proudly displayed throughout her home.
Originally Aired: Feb. 7, 2014
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