Of sailfish, draglines and Oldsmobiles: After 40 years, Pinckneyville's Mainstreet Inn owner, Barb Williams, closing the doors
On April 30, after 40 years of ownership by the lovely lady known locally as Gram or Barb or Mrs. Williams, the little inn on South Main Street in Pinckneyville—formerly the Fountain Motel—will close its doors. My mother and I arrived in Pinckneyville on a Saturday in April of 1975 after an indirect, 13-hour drive from Clear Lake, Iowa. It only takes about eight hours today, but those were the days of navigation-by-atlas and co-pilot; no GPS in our Oldsmobile and lots of secondary roads and whistle-stop towns between here and there.
Mar 17, 2015 9:00 AM