Ladages in Ladd

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  A recent trip through Ladd, Illinois brought a couple wonderful surprises. We found this amazing tank on display as well as a monument dating back to World War I.  The dough boy has been restored to it’s early splendor. We stopped while driving through town to see these roadside pleasures. We spied the military […]

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Summer's End

I could see it coming The State Fair sealed it’s fate Summer is ending It’s about too late For beaches and lightening bugs Searing sunshine Grandkids on weekday hikes Time to call mine. The corn is ripening The stalks readying for fall Harvest is around the bend I hear the combine call. The day ends […]

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Goodbye to Darius

What do you say about a man that changed the face of the antique tractor collecting hobby?  Almost anyone that has been to the Half Century of Progress or the I & I Club’s Historic Farm Day’s has seen Darius’s hand at work. He could move mountains with a phone call or a look. Darius […]

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Lately I have been trying to use social media not only for fun, but to help with trip planning.  This September I am going to Oregon to cover some events and wanted to try out new techniques and the results are interesting.  Here are some of my finds that may work for you too.  Some […]

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Barnacopia!

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Barnacopia, the word says it all! Barn and copia meaning abundance or plenty. Gary and his wife, the late Judy Bocker built this beautiful peg barn and filled it with all the things they had collected over the years. The collections tie in with their lives and it is great fun to take a tour with […]

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