This year’s farm toy show was a doozey with tons of layouts with competition like I have never seen before. Some of the best of the best were those that first showed their displays at the Gateway Farm Toy Show in St. Louis like the grain elevator or cotton gin. There was much to be […]
The City of Springfield is truly the Land of Lincoln and they would be remiss without remembering their favorite son. The city will honor our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln with the accurate reenactment of the historic anniversary of his funeral procession. While several events that kick off in April are leading up to this somber […]
This year at the National Farm Toy Show I had a chance to interview veteran Minneapolis Moline Collectors Jerry Erickson and Loren Book about a corn sheller the two located and bought that is a one of a kind. The two found the corn sheller at auction and this piece had once graced the cover […]
It is always fun when you walk into a store without knowing just what you will find. That was the case when in the town of La Porte City, Iowa and stopped by The Real Deal where Chad Van Dyke auctioneer, motor cycle rider, antiquer and funny car enthusiast has his shop. Inside the shop […]
Most year’s we head to the Amana Colonies for Prelude to Christmas a chance to recuperate from the stress of field work and a kick off to the Christmas season. One of my favorite stops is the Festhalle barn that was once a dairy barn located in Amana. Amana is the largest of the seven […]
This event was held in Springfield Illinois and I thought this picture depicted the magic of the event!
Before the exhibit was open journalists had the chance to come and preview the exhibit “Undying Words 1858-1865 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (APLM). I took the opportunity to check it out and had the wonderful opportunity to interview James Cornelius, curator of the presidential library collection and Olivia Mahoney, senior curator at the […]