Labor history

Tale of Two Pike Counties

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Read about our day in Pike County. Pike County Illinois and Pike County Missouri! As we started out the day, the temperatures were in the high twenties and the sun was shining. We had breakfast in Waverly at Verda Mae’s, which has recently reopened on Saturdays for breakfast. The food and service was first rate […]

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draw of the dealership

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Mr. Farmer can’t help pulling into a farm dealership. It is like a magnet with a pull that draws our vehicle right into the drive. With so many things closed, checking out dealerships closed, and open is a big draw. I have been working on stories and visits to dealerships this past month. The draw […]

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Mowequa Coal Mine Disaster

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Growing up in Pawnee Peabody No. #, was the world’s largest coal mine right outside of town. I was used to having friends’ family working in the coal industry. But by the time I became acquainted with the coal industry, although it was still a dangerous profession, it was nothing like what miners faced during […]

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Fingers crossed this year we will be attending tractor and farm toy shows in person! With that in mind, what better way to ring in the New Year than to start planning ahead using this tractor calendar. I started this last year with the 2020 Antique Tractor Calendar. Sadly several were cancelled, but this is […]

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Dunkirk Indiana

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Keith and I visited Jay County recently. We came to town for the Tri-State Gas and Engine Show. While there, Gyneth Ausburger, Director of the Jay County Indiana CVB shared some of the glories of the little town of Dunkirk, “Glass Capital of the Indiana”. It was the discovery of natural gas in the 1880’s,  […]

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