Prairie Fire: Episode 6 - October 2023


Episode six of Prairie Fire takes us on location to the Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur, Illinois to enjoy the colors and cucurbits of the season. We get a personal tour of the newly redecorated Illinois Governor's Mansion from First Lady MK Pritzker, who documented the history of the house -- and its changes -- in a new book called "A House that Made History". And we travel to a spooky hotel in Alton, Illinois with historian and author Troy Taylor, who's an expert on Illinois ghost stories.


The Great Pumpkin Patch

We filmed this episode from the Great Pumpkin Patch in Arthur, Illinois. Prairie Fire correspondent Tinisha Spain toured the patch with owner and manager Mac Condill, who shared his global knowledge and passion for the cucubits of the season. Sarah and Tinisha had a little fun sampling some of the baked goods from the onsite Homestead Bakery.

A House the Made History

First Lady of Illinois MK Pritzker gives the Prairie Fire team an exclusive walking tour of the newly redecorated Illinois Governor's Mansion, a project she documented in the new coffee table book, "A House that Made History."

Haunted Illinois: Alton, IL & The Mineral Springs Hotel

Author and historian Troy Taylor tells us some tales about Haunted Illinois, including how one place in Illinois has come to be known as "one of the most haunted small towns in America". He also give us an exclusive look inside one of the most haunted locations in the country. This episode is not for the faint of heart!