Name: Michael "Mike" Noirot
Bio: I grew up in the Central Illinois farming community, of Dunlap.
Growing up, I played sports, tinkered with cars and enjoyed photography.
While I did well in school, I did not become passionate about history until
my early 30's.
I have built a large
library, of books on early America,
politics and the Civil War. I am an avid reader. Fortunately, I
have had plenty of opportunities to travel, over the years, and have been to
most of the Civil War battlefields. I work while I travel, so more
often than not, I am up, in the middle of the night, to get sunrise
pictures, or I will be out until well after dark, exploring Civil War
I have other hobbies, and passions, that I really enjoy.
Number one on the list would be guitar. I play my guitars on a regular
basis, and enjoy the Bluegrass, and Contemporary Christian (CCM) genres.
I play a style of guitar, called FLATPICKING, where using a
flat pick, you play lead solos, similar to the way a fiddle would have been
played during the 19th and early 20th Centuries.
Laura, my wife, and I also enjoy scuba diving, travel and
spending time at our property, in the country. Lastly, we spend as
much time with our families, as possible. Thanks for stopping by. -