Linda Riggs Mayfield appreciates words, sounds, and images and enjoys sharing all of them with others.  She has taught every grade from fifth through college and adult Bible studies; written curriculum, collaborated on a history textbook, and presented at local, regional, and national conferences.  A life-long learner, she has bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in education. Since leaving the classroom in 2011, she has been an online research and writing consultant, editing books and helping doctoral scholars design and write their dissertations. She is an artist and musician, and attempts to use all her gifts in her local church. She has published articles in the popular and academic press, is one of the writers of a weekly history column in her city’s newspaper, and is seeking representation for a series of Christian worldview historical novels set in the 1830s. She and her husband have four adult children and nine grandchildren, and live in Central Illinois.

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    1. lrmayfield Post author

      Carol, Yes! Thank you for joining! I hope you’ll go back and read the previous posts. I’ve just begun, so there aren’t many. I’ll look forward to seeing your Comments.


  1. Barbara nutt

    Hi Linda!
    Long time ago, I’m barb conover (now nutt). I was registrar at culver and you were at Brcn.

    I now live and work in the St. Louis area, but I am hoping I can help me. My brothers and I are selling our home place in Quincy and it was built around 1900 o think. Can u please tell me how I go about looking up any history on it? My dad told me that a merkel had originally built it for his family.

    Can u just tell me where I would look to find the owners; don’t think there were many; it’s a duplex, and original address would have been 1800 spring; it was a single family home and they changed it over the years to a duplex. The bottom apt address is 430 n 18th st.

    I would have loved to see some pictures of in its day, but there may not be any. Any advice you could give me would be great!!
    Hope all is well with you and your family!!



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