Illinois Adventure #1204 “Funk Gem & Mineral Museum”


ED FUNK HAD EIGHT CHILDREN, AND
ONE OF THOSELA FAYETTE JUNIOR
CAME AN ENGINEER WITH FUNK SEED. ONE OF THOSELA FAYETTE JUNIOR
CAME AN ENGINEER WITH FUNK SEED.
HE CAME QUITE AN AVID ROCK CAME AN ENGINEER WITH FUNK SEED.
HE CAME QUITE AN AVID ROCK
HOUND. HE CAME QUITE AN AVID ROCK
HOUND.
BY THE TIME OF HIS DEATH , HAD HOUND.
BY THE TIME OF HIS DEATH , HAD
THE LARGEST ONE MAN ROCK BY THE TIME OF HIS DEATH , HAD
THE LARGEST ONE MAN ROCK
COLLECTION IN THE WORLD. THE LARGEST ONE MAN ROCK
COLLECTION IN THE WORLD.
TO SHARE WITH THE PUBLIC, HE COLLECTION IN THE WORLD.
TO SHARE WITH THE PUBLIC, HE
BUILT THIS BUILDING. TO SHARE WITH THE PUBLIC, HE
BUILT THIS BUILDING.
THE EXTERIOR IS COVERED WITH BUILT THIS BUILDING.
THE EXTERIOR IS COVERED WITH
50 TONS OF STONE WHOSE MICA AND THE EXTERIOR IS COVERED WITH
50 TONS OF STONE WHOSE MICA AND
QUARTS SHIMMER IN THE NIGHT 50 TONS OF STONE WHOSE MICA AND
QUARTS SHIMMER IN THE NIGHT
LIGHTS. QUARTS SHIMMER IN THE NIGHT
LIGHTS.
IT IS SUCH AN ENORMOUS LIGHTS.
IT IS SUCH AN ENORMOUS
COLLECTION WE RECENTLY TOOK A IT IS SUCH AN ENORMOUS
COLLECTION WE RECENTLY TOOK A
TOUR OF THE BUILDING. COLLECTION WE RECENTLY TOOK A
TOUR OF THE BUILDING.
>>THIS IS THE COLLECTION OFLA TOUR OF THE BUILDING.
>>THIS IS THE COLLECTION OFLA
FAYETTE FUNK, II.>>THIS IS THE COLLECTION OFLA
FAYETTE FUNK, II.
AND THIS BUILDING IS ABOUT A FAYETTE FUNK, II.
AND THIS BUILDING IS ABOUT A
THIRD OF THE BIGGEST ONE MAN AND THIS BUILDING IS ABOUT A
THIRD OF THE BIGGEST ONE MAN
ROCK COLLECTION IN THE WORLD. THIRD OF THE BIGGEST ONE MAN
ROCK COLLECTION IN THE WORLD.
HE STARTED COLLECTING MINERALS ROCK COLLECTION IN THE WORLD.
HE STARTED COLLECTING MINERALS
WHEN HE WAS 53 YEARS OLD FROM HE STARTED COLLECTING MINERALS
WHEN HE WAS 53 YEARS OLD FROM
SCRATCH. WHEN HE WAS 53 YEARS OLD FROM
SCRATCH.
AND AS HE COLLECTED, HE HAD A SCRATCH.
AND AS HE COLLECTED, HE HAD A
HEART FOR EDUCATION. AND AS HE COLLECTED, HE HAD A
HEART FOR EDUCATION.
HE WANTED TO TEACH PEOPLE. HEART FOR EDUCATION.
HE WANTED TO TEACH PEOPLE.
HE GAVE BIG COLLECTIONS AWAY TO HE WANTED TO TEACH PEOPLE.
HE GAVE BIG COLLECTIONS AWAY TO
BIG SCHOOLS LIKE ISU, WESLEYAN, HE GAVE BIG COLLECTIONS AWAY TO
BIG SCHOOLS LIKE ISU, WESLEYAN,
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, LONDON BIG SCHOOLS LIKE ISU, WESLEYAN,
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, LONDON
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, FRIENDS, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, LONDON
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, FRIENDS,
FAMILY, SMALL TOWNS, SCHOOLS. MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, FRIENDS,
FAMILY, SMALL TOWNS, SCHOOLS.
HE GAVE ABOUT A THIRD OF IT FAMILY, SMALL TOWNS, SCHOOLS.
HE GAVE ABOUT A THIRD OF IT
AWAY. HE GAVE ABOUT A THIRD OF IT
AWAY.
AND THEN ABOUT A THIRD OF IT IS AWAY.
AND THEN ABOUT A THIRD OF IT IS
SITTING IN THIS BUILDING. AND THEN ABOUT A THIRD OF IT IS
SITTING IN THIS BUILDING.
THE BUILDING IS PRETTY MUCH SITTING IN THIS BUILDING.
THE BUILDING IS PRETTY MUCH
FULL. THE BUILDING IS PRETTY MUCH
FULL.
HE CONTINUED TO COLLECT AND FULL.
HE CONTINUED TO COLLECT AND
ABOUT A THIRD OF IT WAS AT HIS HE CONTINUED TO COLLECT AND
ABOUT A THIRD OF IT WAS AT HIS
HOUSE AND IT WAS STILL ABOUT A THIRD OF IT WAS AT HIS
HOUSE AND IT WAS STILL
THEREAFTER OWE PASSED AWAY. HOUSE AND IT WAS STILL
THEREAFTER OWE PASSED AWAY.
WE HAVE THREE CASES OF HANDCAR THEREAFTER OWE PASSED AWAY.
WE HAVE THREE CASES OF HANDCAR
OFFED CHINESE SILK STONE. WE HAVE THREE CASES OF HANDCAR
OFFED CHINESE SILK STONE.
POSSIBLY WHAT INSPIRED HIM TO OFFED CHINESE SILK STONE.
POSSIBLY WHAT INSPIRED HIM TO
COLLECT SO MUCH OF THAT WAS THAT POSSIBLY WHAT INSPIRED HIM TO
COLLECT SO MUCH OF THAT WAS THAT
HIS GRANDMA AND GRANDPA HAD COLLECT SO MUCH OF THAT WAS THAT
HIS GRANDMA AND GRANDPA HAD
CHINESE CARVINGS IN THE PRAIRIE HIS GRANDMA AND GRANDPA HAD
CHINESE CARVINGS IN THE PRAIRIE
HOME. CHINESE CARVINGS IN THE PRAIRIE
HOME.
WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT HE HAS HOME.
WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT HE HAS
MORE AND BETTER CHINESE STONE WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT HE HAS
MORE AND BETTER CHINESE STONE
CARVING THAN THE ART INSTITUTE MORE AND BETTER CHINESE STONE
CARVING THAN THE ART INSTITUTE
IN CHICAGO. CARVING THAN THE ART INSTITUTE
IN CHICAGO.
WHAT HE HAS GOT AGGATIZED, CORL, IN CHICAGO.
WHAT HE HAS GOT AGGATIZED, CORL,
BOTH PASTEURIZED BY SILICONE. WHAT HE HAS GOT AGGATIZED, CORL,
BOTH PASTEURIZED BY SILICONE.
IT IS COLORED BY OTHER MINERALS BOTH PASTEURIZED BY SILICONE.
IT IS COLORED BY OTHER MINERALS
SOAKED IN WITH THE CILICA. IT IS COLORED BY OTHER MINERALS
SOAKED IN WITH THE CILICA.
THIS IS A PIECE OF PETRIFIED SOAKED IN WITH THE CILICA.
THIS IS A PIECE OF PETRIFIED
WOOD. THIS IS A PIECE OF PETRIFIED
WOOD.
YOU CAN SEE THE GROWTH RINGS IN WOOD.
YOU CAN SEE THE GROWTH RINGS IN
THE MIDDLE OF IT. YOU CAN SEE THE GROWTH RINGS IN
THE MIDDLE OF IT.
YOU CAN SEE THE BARK ON THE THE MIDDLE OF IT.
YOU CAN SEE THE BARK ON THE
OUTSIDE. YOU CAN SEE THE YOU CAN SEE THE BARK ON THE
OUTSIDE. YOU CAN SEE THE
COLORS. OUTSIDE. YOU CAN SEE THE
COLORS.
CILICA TURNED IT TO STONE. COLORS.
CILICA TURNED IT TO STONE.
IT SOAKED IN WITH CILICA. CILICA TURNED IT TO STONE.
IT SOAKED IN WITH CILICA.
THAT’S THE OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE, IT SOAKED IN WITH CILICA.
THAT’S THE OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE,
THE GEM STONE OPAL. THAT’S THE OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE,
THE GEM STONE OPAL.
HE HAS HALLOW LOG WITH QUARTS THE GEM STONE OPAL.
HE HAS HALLOW LOG WITH QUARTS
CRYSTALS GROWING INSIDE. HE HAS HALLOW LOG WITH QUARTS
CRYSTALS GROWING INSIDE.
HE HAS EVEN A PIECE OF PETRIFIED CRYSTALS GROWING INSIDE.
HE HAS EVEN A PIECE OF PETRIFIED
WOOD WITH A WOODPECKER HOLE IN HE HAS EVEN A PIECE OF PETRIFIED
WOOD WITH A WOODPECKER HOLE IN
IT. WOOD WITH A WOODPECKER HOLE IN
IT.
AND HE HAS GOT A LOT OF PED TRI IT.
AND HE HAS GOT A LOT OF PED TRI
TIED POUND TREE WHICH IS KIND OF AND HE HAS GOT A LOT OF PED TRI
TIED POUND TREE WHICH IS KIND OF
UNUSUAL. TIED POUND TREE WHICH IS KIND OF
UNUSUAL.
THIS IS VERY UNUSUAL. UNUSUAL.
THIS IS VERY UNUSUAL.
THIS IS A PETRIFIED MUSHROOM, A THIS IS VERY UNUSUAL.
THIS IS A PETRIFIED MUSHROOM, A
FUNGUS TURN TODAY STONE. HE HAS THIS IS A PETRIFIED MUSHROOM, A
FUNGUS TURN TODAY STONE. HE HAS
ALSO GOT REALLY GOOD COLLECTION FUNGUS TURN TODAY STONE. HE HAS
ALSO GOT REALLY GOOD COLLECTION
OF LAND ANIMAL FOSSILS, ALSO GOT REALLY GOOD COLLECTION
OF LAND ANIMAL FOSSILS,
INCLUDING A SABER TOOTH TIGER’S OF LAND ANIMAL FOSSILS,
INCLUDING A SABER TOOTH TIGER’S
SKULL FROM LABRAY CALIFORNIA. INCLUDING A SABER TOOTH TIGER’S
SKULL FROM LABRAY CALIFORNIA.
THEY TOLD ME TO GET THAT SKULL, SKULL FROM LABRAY CALIFORNIA.
THEY TOLD ME TO GET THAT SKULL,
HE HAD TO HAVE WRITTEN THEY TOLD ME TO GET THAT SKULL,
HE HAD TO HAVE WRITTEN
PERMISSION FROM THE PRESIDENT OF HE HAD TO HAVE WRITTEN
PERMISSION FROM THE PRESIDENT OF
THE UNITED STATES AND HAD TO PERMISSION FROM THE PRESIDENT OF
THE UNITED STATES AND HAD TO
KNOW THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA THE UNITED STATES AND HAD TO
KNOW THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA
PERSONALLY. KNOW THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA
PERSONALLY.
WE HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD TRAVEL PERSONALLY.
WE HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD TRAVEL
BITES THAT COME FROM MADASCAR, WE HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD TRAVEL
BITES THAT COME FROM MADASCAR,
AFRICA. BITES THAT COME FROM MADASCAR,
AFRICA.
SOME OF THE BEST I HAVE EVER AFRICA.
SOME OF THE BEST I HAVE EVER
SEEN COMPLETELY PRESERVED SOME OF THE BEST I HAVE EVER
SEEN COMPLETELY PRESERVED
COMPOUND EYES. SEEN COMPLETELY PRESERVED
COMPOUND EYES.
AND WE ALSO HAVE SOMETHING VERY COMPOUND EYES.
AND WE ALSO HAVE SOMETHING VERY
UNUSUAL, WE HAVE FOUR FOSSILS OF AND WE ALSO HAVE SOMETHING VERY
UNUSUAL, WE HAVE FOUR FOSSILS OF
CREATURES YOU DON’T SEE A LOT UNUSUAL, WE HAVE FOUR FOSSILS OF
CREATURES YOU DON’T SEE A LOT
FOSSILIZED. CREATURES YOU DON’T SEE A LOT
FOSSILIZED.
WE HAVE A SCORPION, CRAB, AND FOSSILIZED.
WE HAVE A SCORPION, CRAB, AND
TARANTULA, CAUGHT IN A VOLCANIC WE HAVE A SCORPION, CRAB, AND
TARANTULA, CAUGHT IN A VOLCANIC
ERUPTION AND PETRIFIED. TARANTULA, CAUGHT IN A VOLCANIC
ERUPTION AND PETRIFIED.
THE UNUSUAL THING IS ALL FOUR OF ERUPTION AND PETRIFIED.
THE UNUSUAL THING IS ALL FOUR OF
THEM ARE STANDING OUTSIDE THE THE UNUSUAL THING IS ALL FOUR OF
THEM ARE STANDING OUTSIDE THE
BACKING STONE AND NOT IMPRESSED THEM ARE STANDING OUTSIDE THE
BACKING STONE AND NOT IMPRESSED
IN IT. BACKING STONE AND NOT IMPRESSED
IN IT.
THIS IS A LIME MUD BALL. IN IT.
THIS IS A LIME MUD BALL.
HE GOT THIS IN BRAZIL. THIS IS A LIME MUD BALL.
HE GOT THIS IN BRAZIL.
HE KNEW THAT MEANT THERE WAS A HE GOT THIS IN BRAZIL.
HE KNEW THAT MEANT THERE WAS A
FOSSIL IN HERE. HE KNEW THAT MEANT THERE WAS A
FOSSIL IN HERE.
BUT HE EXPECTED A SEA SHELL OR FOSSIL IN HERE.
BUT HE EXPECTED A SEA SHELL OR
CORRAL. BUT HE EXPECTED A SEA SHELL OR
CORRAL.
WHEN HE SPLIT IT OPEN, WHAT HE CORRAL.
WHEN HE SPLIT IT OPEN, WHAT HE
SAW WAS FISH FLESH, INSIDE AND WHEN HE SPLIT IT OPEN, WHAT HE
SAW WAS FISH FLESH, INSIDE AND
THE OUTSIDE OF THE FISH TURNED SAW WAS FISH FLESH, INSIDE AND
THE OUTSIDE OF THE FISH TURNED
TO SOLID STONE. THESE ARE ALL REAL MINERALS
THATLA FAYETTE SLICED WITH A
DIAMOND SAW AND GLUED TO THE THATLA FAYETTE SLICED WITH A
DIAMOND SAW AND GLUED TO THE
OTHER SIDE OF THESE WINDOWS WITH DIAMOND SAW AND GLUED TO THE
OTHER SIDE OF THESE WINDOWS WITH
ELMER’S GLUE AND WHITE SAND IN OTHER SIDE OF THESE WINDOWS WITH
ELMER’S GLUE AND WHITE SAND IN
HIS LIVING ROOM THESE ARE KINDS ELMER’S GLUE AND WHITE SAND IN
HIS LIVING ROOM THESE ARE KINDS
OF AGGOT WHICH GENERALLY MAKES HIS LIVING ROOM THESE ARE KINDS
OF AGGOT WHICH GENERALLY MAKES
MARBLE, JEWELRY, ORNAMENTS. OF AGGOT WHICH GENERALLY MAKES
MARBLE, JEWELRY, ORNAMENTS.
BUT THIS MIDDLE PANEL HAS SIX MARBLE, JEWELRY, ORNAMENTS.
BUT THIS MIDDLE PANEL HAS SIX
BIG GREEN, AND WHITE, ZOAAYTE. BUT THIS MIDDLE PANEL HAS SIX
BIG GREEN, AND WHITE, ZOAAYTE.
IT IS A GEM QUALITY RUBY IN THE BIG GREEN, AND WHITE, ZOAAYTE.
IT IS A GEM QUALITY RUBY IN THE
GLASS. AND SOME OF THESE COLLECTIONS IN
HERE, SOME SPECIFIC MINERALS ARE
THE BEST COLLECTION OF THAT HERE, SOME SPECIFIC MINERALS ARE
THE BEST COLLECTION OF THAT
THING THERE IS. THE BEST COLLECTION OF THAT
THING THERE IS.
WE HAVE HAD PROFESSIONAL MINERAL THING THERE IS.
WE HAVE HAD PROFESSIONAL MINERAL
GIFTS, AND GEOGRAPHY GIFT FROM WE HAVE HAD PROFESSIONAL MINERAL
GIFTS, AND GEOGRAPHY GIFT FROM
ALL OVER THE WORLDCOM THROUGH GIFTS, AND GEOGRAPHY GIFT FROM
ALL OVER THE WORLDCOM THROUGH
HERE. ALL OVER THE WORLDCOM THROUGH
HERE.
WHEN THEY WALK THROUGH THE DOOR, HERE.
WHEN THEY WALK THROUGH THE DOOR,
AND SEE THE JAW HIT THE FLOOR, WHEN THEY WALK THROUGH THE DOOR,
AND SEE THE JAW HIT THE FLOOR,
YOU KNOW THERE IS STUFF IN HERE AND SEE THE JAW HIT THE FLOOR,
YOU KNOW THERE IS STUFF IN HERE
PRETTY IMPRESSIVE. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS
REMARKABLE FAMILY AND TO
SCHEDULE A TOUR OF THE FUNK’S REMARKABLE FAMILY AND TO
SCHEDULE A TOUR OF THE FUNK’S
PRAIRIE HOME AND MINERAL MUSEUM, SCHEDULE A TOUR OF THE FUNK’S
PRAIRIE HOME AND MINERAL MUSEUM,
CALL (309)827-6792.