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238. Guess Where Wednesday" & Last Week’s Winner

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It’s funny how powerful the senses can be. Beautiful music that brings back memories of my childhood makes me well up the minute I hear it. When I’m feeling nervous on an airplane and my husband holds my hand, I instantly feel (a little) more relaxed. And the smell of my parents’ house on Thanksgiving tells me, unmistakably, that I am home.  So I thought this would be an appropriate mystery photo for Thanksgiving week.

Guess Where Wednesday Weekly Mystery Photo Contest at

Can you guess where in Barrington I took this picture? You’ve probably driven past this sign a million times and we have a great prize for the winner of this new photo contest. We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago we drew the winning name and it is…

365 Barrington Mystery Photo Contest Winner Revealed

Thanks for your guess and congratulations, Bill. I’ll be emailing you this afternoon with details about how to receive your signed, limited-edition, 8×10 print of Barrington photographer, Susan McConnell’s award winning photo called “Gray Lady’s Ghost“. She took the photo at the site of the old Jewel Tea Building in Barrington, not long after it was demolished. Click HERE to view last week’s photo and to see all of the guesses. You’re right, Bill. It’s a picture of the antique Chesapeake & Ohio RailwayChessie System” wooden caboose which has been parked outside Barrington’s Ice House Mall for years.  The little cat silhouette that rests inside the letter “C” was derived from a Viennese artist’s etching and was first used in the railways advertising in 1933.  The “Ches-C” cat logo was so popular that the company changed its name to “Chessie System” in 1972, after a merger with two other railways.  Source  Here’s a more revealing look at the Chessie System Caboose.

Antique Chessie System Caboose at The Ice House Mall

This Week’s Prize

The Ice House Mall is offering the prize for our new mystery here at If you can guess where in Barrington I took today’s photo, you’ll win a $25 gift card which can be used at any shop in the Ice House Mall. That’ll buy a nice gift or several stocking stuffers for someone special on your list this year.

Here’s how it works:

  • You can submit your guesses about where today’s mystery photo was taken in the comments area for this post.
  • You have until midnight on Friday to submit your guess.
  • The following Wednesday, we’ll draw a name, reveal the winner at and contact the winner with instructions about receiving the prize of the week.
  • Only one guess per person is allowed.
  • Only guesses posted here on this website, not on Facebook or Twitter, will be entered into the weekly drawing.
  • Your email address must be valid, so we can contact you if you win.

Your Two Clues:

  1. “So Fast You’ll Freak”
  2. “Your mom wants you to eat at _________!”

There you go! All you have to do is SUBMIT YOUR GUESS IN THE “COMMENTS” BOX BELOW. If you’ve guessed in our previous contests, please feel free to participate again this week! We’d love to see as many guesses as possible. We’re also working on finding more great prizes for future “Guess Where Wednesdays”. If you would like to offer one of our upcoming “Guess Where Wednesday” prizes, please drop me a note at Good luck with your guessing and here’s one more look at this week’s Mystery Photo.

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14 responses to 238. Guess Where Wednesday" & Last Week’s Winner

  1. Jimmy John’s, where they make sandwiches so fast you’ll freak, give out free smells, and are 100% mom-approved.

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