Agricultural

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Maldaner’s Restaurant has been the place to go for special occasions for generations.  Established in 1884, this is one of, if not Springfield’s oldest locally owned restaurants.  Located downtown, this is a place loved by locals and tourists alike.  It is a place I remember as a special date place, after marriage, a great anniversary […]

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American Harvest may not ring a bell, but Augie’s Front Burner certainly will.  American Harvest is on the west side of Springfield and is owned by the same family that has the famous downtown Augie’s restaurant.  While the menus and atmospheres are different, the same great quality and attention to detail are not.  I had […]

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We have all been bandying about the term, “Back to where it all began” because it is true, it was 2006 and the first ever Graham Bradley show was held in Penfield, Illinois at the I & I Tractor Club’s Historic Farm Days show.  If you are wondering what in the world a Graham Bradley […]

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Looking for stories for Red Power Magazine, I found that on a farm near Marshall, Illinois a man had a tractor collection of Farmalls.  The location was listed in Darrel Darst’s Harvester Highlights. A call to Forsythe Farms had a tour arranged.  My friends Kent and Jane Elliott came along and chauffeured me to the […]

A trip to the Beautiful Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center

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Everyone has heard of Daniel Boone and while I knew he was a frontiersman, before my trip to the Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center I didn’t have a clue of all the places he had been and all the things he has done.  I started writing about the site for my column in Farm […]