Historical Travel

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I am not quite sure what you would expect to find when viewing an old jail, but this castle like structure built in 1869 that served as the Macoupin County Jail is not it.  This structure has the look of a fairytale fortress.  Designed by E.E. Meyers the jail was built the Carlinville Chamber of Commerce says, “using the […]

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The Chicago Travel & Adventure show is coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont January 23-24, 2016.  I had the chance to do a Q & A with John Golicz the founder of the Travel & Adventure show series to find out just what a visitor could gain by attending. “There will […]

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Each time they change displays at the National Farm Toy Museum I look forward to visiting and checking out the items in the exhibit and learning new agricultural history.  At the National Farm Toy Show in November I perused the latest exhibit “Fordson to New Holland, 1895 to today”. I learned that the New Holland […]

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If you love John Deere tractors, memorabilia, tours etc. mark your calendar and start planning to attend the 2016 Gathering of the Green. The show only comes around once every two years and it goes by like a flash of lightening.  Now is the time to secure hotel rooms, register for the show and tours. […]

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Trucks were big at the Half Century of Progress

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Farm equipment comes in all makes and models and types and one of the most important pieces of machinery on the farm is the truck. Whether talking grain truck, pick up or farm jeep, the truck is the backbone of farming operations, getting the farmer and his or her crops from place to place. Mike […]

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