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Auction - Aug 01, 2017 at 2:00 PM 785 acres 7 Beds | 5 Baths | 1 ½ Bath | 10 sqft
Drake Lane, Elkhart, IL 62634 - Logan County

785 acres Elkhart, IL

Rarely in America, an opportunity to acquire the 785 acre Old Gillett Farm in Elkhart, IL -- stately, and historic. Abraham Lincoln was a lifelong friend and the familys lawyer, Adlai Stevenson wrote some of his presidential campaign speeches on the screened porch, Earnest Hemingway passed through on his way to Florida, Gilletts daughter married Civil War hero and Governor Oglesby and they built Olgehurst, their mansion next door, Gilletts grand-daughter married William Drake of the Drake Hotel family from Chicago, Carry Grant played tennis with his wife Betsy Drake, Marshall Field would stop his private train car for mint julips on the lawn and then Gillett would join Field to travel to the Kentucky Derby. Old Gillett Farm has been treas
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