Our Story
Hi! Thanks for visiting our website. We are Jim and Sandie Cargill of Franklin Grove, Illinois. Both of us were raised here: Sandie at Ashton and Jim at Franklin Grove--two villages about five miles apart. We met each other through 4-H during grade school, started dating when we attended Sauk Valley College in Dixon and married in 1972.

Jim has always enjoyed raising, training and riding quarter horses as a hobby (he did some roping, too, but was never good at it!)

We have two adult children who live in the area: David is a journeyman wireman for Local 364 and Ashley is a registered nurse at KSB Hospital in Dixon. We have four young grandchildren and are looking forward to more!

Sandie works at the Lee County State's Attorney's office as the Office and Felony Manager.

Jim retired early from Conway Central Express in 2010, where he was a driver/salesman for 22 years. He bought the carriage business soon after retiring. As the official carriage service provider for White Pines Wedding Canyon, we specialize in weddings, but also provides wagon rides.
1616 Illinois Rte 38
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
(815) 973-5129