Agricultural

Historic Collinsville

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Have you ever had a dream that you wanted to see come to fruition?  That is the story behind Historic Collinsville.  JoAnn and Glenn Weakly created Historic Collinsville after Joanne saw a need for children to learn about history hands on. Keith and I are honored we got to visit with this magnetic couple on […]

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Case

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Every year in Greenville, Illinois at the American Farm Heritage Museum grounds there is an annual tractor show. This year Sheppard and Case  tractors were the featured brands.  Keith and I stopped in on our way out-of-town and we enjoyed seeing some beautiful tractors. Under the Sheppard tent was a very cool ad for a […]

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Froelich Iowa

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What is a better follow up to the 100 years of  John Deere tractors than a visit to Froelich, Iowa where it all began?  Keith and I headed to the small Village of Froelich. Our first sight was the bronze plaque dedicated to John Froelich,  who designed the first gasoline powered traction engine to move […]

Prairie Mills windmill

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I’ve never seen anything like it.  The Prairie Mills Windmill in Golden, Illinois looks like picture out of a Dutch countryside.  The beautiful windmill with huge “sails” that turn the grist mill make a lovely sight on the Illinois Prairie landscape! The Prairie Mills windmill is a Dutch smock windmill.  It is the only US-built […]

shopping Pulaski County

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Shopping  in Pulaski County Missouri was great fun.  It is an integral part of visiting,  while on a hosted trip I visited several shops.  I love to see what there is in different parts of the country and learn about the history and culture of the area I am in! H.E. Warren Store  The H […]