Galesburg

H.H. May and his agricultural input.

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  To me, part of the fun of traveling is learning history that changed the way we live. There is no doubt we all have heard of John Deere and the steel plow, but you may not have heard of Harvey Henry (H.H.) May and his part.  May, like many other farmers with big ideas […]

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George Brown history in Galesburg

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On a recent trip to Galesburg, Rex Cherrington a local historian took my husband Keith and I on a tour of some of the agricultural historic sites and history that occurred in this Knox County town over the years.  Agricultural pioneer, George Brown is credited with patenting the first corn planter although his company made other […]

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Avery History lives on at Knox College - Photo by Rex Cherrington

This lovely picture was taken by historian Rex Cherrington of Galesburg, Illinois. For the past few weeks I have been researching Avery history for one of my columns in Farm World and Mr. Cherrington has offered insight into this amazing family that changed the face of both Galesburg and Peoria, Illinois. If you, like me, […]

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This past summer I had the chance to see some awesome Ford tractors but never as many cool ones at one place as at Dwight Emstrom’s amazing museum outside of Galesburg, Illinois. This retired farmer has been collecting Ford tractors or literature and memorabilia for some time and he decided to put it all on […]

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