agricultural history

Froelich Iowa

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What is a better follow up to the 100 years of  John Deere tractors than a visit to Froelich, Iowa where it all began?  Keith and I headed to the small Village of Froelich. Our first sight was the bronze plaque dedicated to John Froelich,  who designed the first gasoline powered traction engine to move […]

Stumbling on the Lewis Round Barn Museum

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How’s the song go?  “Some day’s are diamonds, some days are gold”, this past Saturday was both a diamond and gold!  Keith and I struck it rich when we found the lovely Lewis Round Barn Museum.  On our way to a flea market at the Adams County Fairgrounds, we spied the Lewis Round Barn Museum […]

Daybreak in Indiana, Book Review

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  I love history and I am all about the Midwest so when I got the opportunity to review Carol Walls Howell’s new book Daybreak in Indiana, I jumped right aboard.  Carol Howell is a former high school and elementary music teacher that worked on her librarian degree and she served as both a combination […]

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The Plantation Agriculture Museum

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I love agriculture museums and I especially love museums about crops we don’t grow in the Midwest, so it was a given that I would love the Plantation Agriculture Museum that is located in Scott Arkansas.  On a hosted trip to the North Little Rock area, I had a chance to visit this amazing place […]

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