Agricultural

Grand Detour celebrated anniversary with new sculpture

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Okay, so it happened in 2014 and I am just now finding out about it. When taking a side trip from this year’s Gathering of the Green to the Historic Site, I wondered aground the grounds taking in the beauty of the sight and found something new.  The John Deere historic site Grand Detour celebrated […]

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H.H. May and his agricultural input.

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  To me, part of the fun of traveling is learning history that changed the way we live. There is no doubt we all have heard of John Deere and the steel plow, but you may not have heard of Harvey Henry (H.H.) May and his part.  May, like many other farmers with big ideas […]

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George Brown history in Galesburg

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On a recent trip to Galesburg, Rex Cherrington a local historian took my husband Keith and I on a tour of some of the agricultural historic sites and history that occurred in this Knox County town over the years.  Agricultural pioneer, George Brown is credited with patenting the first corn planter although his company made other […]

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Gathering of the Green, displays of the Deerest kind!

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How cool is a show dedicated to everything John Deere Green?  This was the 2016 show and the Gathering comes around every two years to Davenport, Iowa where collectors immerse themselves in everything to do with the agricultural giant that has been making history in the Quad Cities year after year.  At the Gathering one […]

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New sightings at the Mark TwainToy Show

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The Mark Twain Farm Toy Show is one we used to attend all the time, but we have missed this for probably the past decade because we usually go to the Florida Flywheelers. This year we headed instead to lovely Jacksonville Beach and we were back in time to go to the 31st show in […]

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