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Half Century brings history

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It is easy to love the Half Century of Progress for many reasons. One reason I love it so is for the History at the Half Century. This show that celebrates farming fifty years ago happens every two years. So far, at every show, I have found something new. Each time there are historical tractors […]

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Illinois Coal Museum

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Almost everywhere you look in central Illinois you will find the story of coal. Whether you are talking the story of mine production or the story of mine strikes or worker history, there are a million stories to tell. The Illinois Coal Museum in Gillespie, Illinois shares some of these stories in their building on […]

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Classic Green Reunion -J.D. Fun

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As summer approached every trip was cancelled because the fieldwork just didn’t get done. Rain, and more rain. This was the story of farming in the Midwest in 2019. We were going to North Dakota to Medora to a wonderful Midwest Blogger event, cancelled. We were heading to a steam event at Rollag, cancelled. It […]

Fun on Route 66 & Beyond

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Sometimes it is fun just to take off and turn a duty trip into a fun one. It was my husband Keith’s birthday and we had an oil change in Collinsville, Illinois, after that we were as they say on American Pickers, freewheeling! Keith wanted Barbecue so we did what I always advise travelers to […]

Museums in Kenosha

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The City of Kenosha,Wisconsin is located between Milwaukee and Chicago.  I love the fact that Kenosha has the charm of a smaller lake town.  Being along the shore of Lake Michigan gives this area a unique history. Visiting the museums in Kenosha while on a press trip sponsored by the Kenosha Area Visitors Bureau with […]