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Kempton Photos

Photos of Beautiful Downtown Kempton, Illinois

"Small Town, Big Heart"


Street map of downtown Kempton.


AUP's Flagship bookstore at "One Adventure Place."

Mural on the Adventures Unlimited Press bookstore facing First Street

In 2007 Von Ketelsen bicycled from Iowa to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about American Cancer Society Hope Lodges and to recognize cancer victims. He was just one of the hundreds of bicyclists who pass through Kempton each year.


Another view of the AUP bookstore's mural

Replica of an Easter Island Moai in front of the bookstore on Main Street

From view of Sgt. Pepper's showing First Street. Under the water tower is the warehouse and to the right, in the center of the picture, is the Kempton Village Hall.

Close-up of the warehouse with the water tower and Village Hall beyond.

Another view of the front of Sgt. Pepper's Bar and the Peppermill Grill on Main Street.

Mural on the First Street side of Sgt. Pepper's.

Another view of the First Street mural.

A view of the Tiki Deck beer garden behind Sgt. Pepper's.

AUP Authors Kenn Thomas (left) and Acharya S (center) with Owner/Founder David Hatcher Childress inside Sgt. Pepper's.

Front of the World Explorers Club (WEX) clubhouse and Worldwide Headquarters.

Close-up of the bar inside the WEX clubhouse.

Back porch of the WEX club.

David Hatcher Childress relaxing beside his frog pond. Behind him is a trailer used as staff housing and behind that the WEX clubhouse.

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