Historical Travel

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 […]

history in Pulaski country

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Pulaski County Missouri is rich in history. Set in the beautiful Ozark hills, on a recent hosted trip to Pulaski County I had a chance to visit some cool historic sites.  These sites included Route 66, a Stagecoach Museum and Trail of Tears monuments as well as some interesting landmarks. We started our day at […]

Beautiful Manitoulin Island!

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Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world.  On the island itself there are three  big lakes, Lake Kagawong, Lake Mindemoya and Lake Manitou.  On top of that, the island has Bayfield Sound and South Bay and Manitowaning Bay!  Needless to say, there is water and shoreline everywhere.  Manitoulin Island is in Lake […]

Marbold Farmstead

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It had been a long while since I had been to Marbold Farmstead.  This historic farmstead is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. Their goal is to create a living history farm. Yesterday Keith and I traveled north to the Greenview, Illinois area. We attended the Marbold Farmstead Antique Show and Farm Fest.  The […]

100 year celebration

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June 15-16, 2018, was time for a big celebration in Waterloo Iowa.  Keith and I were in town to see John Deere celebrate 100 years of tractor production.  Being John Deere collectors ourselves, we were excited to participate in the activities that took place at both the Waterloo Convention Center and Public Market Courtyard and […]