road stories

Bernie Kluesner

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Do you love toys?  If so, think about a trip to Dyersville. Every year the first weekend in November, you can come to the National Farm Toy Show.  The National Farm Toy Show always offers a few fun surprises.  This year’s show had one great surprise!  Bernie Kluesner!  At the National Toy Museum, I saw […]

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wagon history

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I don’t know about you, but I love to tour, stay and see old mansions.  When there is a cool agricultural story to go with it, all the better! The Redstone Inn in Dubuque, Iowa is a fifteen-room inn built in 1894.  The Inn was built by Augustine Cooper of Cooper Wagon Works for his daughter Elizabeth.  […]

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research brings travel

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Research can be a travel experience all by itself.  I find that research brings travel! While working on a literature and memorabilia story for a column that Keith and I write, I have been looking up farm equipment companies and researching them.  It is amazing how much history is out there.  I can’t believe how […]

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Sault Ste Marie

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Although our stay was short in this lovely town, Sault Ste Marie offered us a vibrant education.  Pronounced Soo Saint Marie,  Sault Ste Marie is the last city before crossing over into Canada.    We stayed the night in this, oldest city in Michigan and one of the oldest in the Midwest.  Several flags have […]

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Blackhawk and Arrow Rock

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Are you drawn in when you see a sign saying Historic Town along the highway?  I sure am!  When I saw the sign for historic Blackwater, and later Arrow Rock, I was hooked!  On my way to Kansas City, Kansas for a hosted trip, I had a bit of extra time and my curiosity got […]

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