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Population in 2019: 182 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -21.9%

Males: 74   (41.0%)
Females: 108   (59.0%)
Median resident age: 47.8 years
Illinois median age: 38.6 years

Zip codes: 62956.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,197 (it was $29,688 in 2000)
New Grand Chain: $43,197
IL: $69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,319 (it was $14,617 in 2000)

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Scotland on Sunday Travel Wishlist – A Scottish Zen garden inspired by a Victorian adventurer’s travels in Japan

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From Kyoto to Cowden, Eastern-inspired gardens are places of tranquility

Wednesday, 7th October 2020, 10:25 am

Ella Christie in the Japanese Garden she created at Cowden near Dollar in 1908

A vibrant pink lily on the still waters, a lichen palette of green on grey stone, a tame robin and a bounding red squirrel were all magical in their own restful way.This sense of peace is what I remember from visiting Japan. Amid the relentless bustle of the cities there would be an unexpected haven of calm. Kyoto was the garden capital, but Tokyo and Hiroshima had their silent sanctuaries as well.It was in Kyoto that I first encountered the concept of the rock garden, or Karesansui. It was in Ryōan-ji’s Zen garden that I relished the challenge of finding the stones in the seemingly featureless expanse of grey. That step from bigger picture down to detail is a

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