2013

Rev up for the Gateway Farm Toy Show coming to St. Louis the 1st weekend of February

Last year this cool scratch built toy was just one of the ones on view at the Gateway Farm Toy Show! This year’s 32nd annual event will be heldFebruary 1-3, 2013 at the Sheraton Lakeside Chalet in St. Louis’s West Port Plaza. The Gateway Farm Toy Show is known worldwide for its farm toy auction, […]

Like horse drawn equipment?  Come to the Horse and Buggy Museum in Biggsville, Illinois

No horsing around! For those lovers of horse drawn equipment consider a stop to check out horse power at the Horse and Buggy Museum in Biggsville, Illinois. Jerry Wiebel and his wife Mary Lynn (Watson) Weibel started the museum in 2006. “I started playing with horses in 1995,” Jerry shared, “mainly for the grandkids because […]

Fountain at Andersonville Prision

In the midst of horror of Andersonville Prison where Union soldiers were kept in a barracaded fenced in piece of land a miracle is said to have taken place. This monument edifies the fountain that bubbled up out of the parched earth when lightening struck creating a spring. The stream that runs through the prison […]

The Quad Cities where art and fun combine.

The art and culture of this River town along the big Ole Mississippi called to me. Whether you are enjoying Moline, Illinois which was once home to many of the greatest machinery giants and checking out the John Deere Commons or enjoying a meal at the Bent River Brewery there is a lot to see […]

Vintage Fire Museum in New Albany, IN

Did you know that old fire equipment can be rather beautiful? If not a visit to the fire museum in New Albany, Indiana will convince you. The museum was the passion of the late Fred Conway who was the fire chief for Perry Township. He is well known in the area for his book “This […]