Labor history

Sears Homes

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There was a day when you could order literally anything from the Sears catalog, and I mean anything! In fact, you could even order a house. The town of Carlinville, Illinois, boasts the largest existing contiguous collection of Sears Homes. After some research I learned from the blog Sears Home.org that Elgin, Illinois is home […]

May Day event

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May Day is a holiday that means many things to many people. When I was a little girl, my sister Debbie and I celebrated May Day by making a flower basket and hanging it on a neighbors door! Will you celebrate May Day events during this fun holiday? The History of May Day The history […]

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Meridian Mississippi

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There is a lot of good things about Meridian, Mississippi! The first would be the Soule Steam Feed Works Industrial Heritage Museum, the last intact steam engine factory. The second would be Weidman’s restaurant, which we heard is the oldest restaurant in the state. Both wonderful experiences I had this past February. Soule Steam Feed […]

Velie Plantation History lives on in Moline Illinois.

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What is more fascinating than history? Then what is more important than preserving that history? Thankfully the Quad City Bank & Trust optioned to refurbish the Velie Plantation former home of Willard and Annie Velie when they were looking to build. Willard Lamb Velie Willard Lamb Velie the grandson of John Deere was a force […]

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Kansas City

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On a hosted trip to Kansas City, Kansas I learned a bit of agricultural history.  While in the magical land of Kansas, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz found its way into most of our stops. Read on and learn about our wonderful visit.  See where farming and the Tin man intersect! The Grinter Place […]

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