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The Ernie Eveland Gym in Paris, Ill. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
The Ernie Eveland Gym in Paris, Ill. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
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You can take the boy out of the Midwest, but you can't the Midwest out of the boy.

Here & Now producer Alex Ashlock grew up in Illinois and spent much of his working life there, but he's been based in Boston now for nearly 20 years. He went back home, so to speak, recently and brought back this postcard.

Jamey Littleton, who works for the City of Paris, Ill., taking care of the Ernie Eveland Gym. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
Jamey Littleton, who works for the City of Paris, Ill., taking care of the Ernie Eveland Gym. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
Allison Duerk, who works at the Eugene Debs Museum in Terre Haute, Ind. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)
Allison Duerk, who works at the Eugene Debs Museum in Terre Haute, Ind. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

This segment aired on November 25, 2016.

Alex Ashlock Twitter Producer, Here & Now
Alex Ashlock has been a producer for Here & Now since 2005. He started his WBUR career as senior producer of Morning Edition in 1998.

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