November 2018

Half Century of Progress 2019!

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In less than a month, the Half Century of Progress will be here!  You will be glad to know that in spite of the wet spring, the crops did get planted thanks to the Harms family!   The Half Century of Progress has been referred to as “The Greatest Show on Earth”. While the circus […]

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The Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt a Holiday Shopping Experience!

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Are you in the Holiday spirit yet?  I am! After going to the my hosted trip to the Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt November 17-18, 2018 I’m ready to put up my tree, send out my Christmas cards and say “Ho, Ho Ho!” The wonderful Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt has me in the Christmas spirit.  My husband Keith and I […]

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Christkindlmarkt

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Magical! Faith inspired!  These words come to mind when I think of my first ever hosted visit to the Ferndinand Christkindlmarkt! Held at the lawn of the Monastery Immaculate Conception, locals call this, Castle on the Hill.  It is easy to see where this term comes in.  The  Monastery can be seen from quite a […]

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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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