Linda Riggs Mayfield shares words, sounds, and images through writing,  music, and art. As an author, editor, and research and writing consultant, she writes and edits books and helps scholars design, conduct, and report research. She publishes in the popular and academic press and hosts the historical website Seeking Siloam Springs.

Linda has taught every grade from first through university in the US and a mission school in Chile, written and taught adult Bible studies, and presented at regional and national conferences. A life-long learner, she earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in education. She is active in her church and as a volunteer in the community. She and her husband have four adult children and 11 grandchildren. They live in a small city in Central Illinois where she is a literacy specialist at the community college, and they own a herd of llamas on their nearby fourth generation family farm, Mockingbird Hill.

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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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