Agricultural

A Walk Around the Rail

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You have three choices if you want to walk near the Rail Golf Course in Sherman, Illinois. First there is Carpenter Park, and then there is a public walking path around the course, then of course you can also play a round of golf and carry your clubs! The Rail Golf Course While today this […]

Edwards Trace

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I love finding history nearby, and Center Park is along East Lake Drive at Springfield, Illinois’ southern edge. Here you will find some ancient history. This history is the Edwards Trace, an ancient trail little known and little documented. Yet in this park near a picnic area is a sign. This sign reminds us that […]

Sattley Co.

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Sattely Manufacturing Roots run deep here in farm country. Their story begins in Rochester, Illinois at a blacksmith shop. Here they developed a plow. Later they expanded into agricultural implements. This growth eventually led to a huge company headquartered in Springfield, Illinois. In Springfield the Sattley Manufacturing Co. manufactured plows, cultivators, harrows, farm wagons and […]

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Looking Local!

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My travels lately are in my own neck of the woods. But even before the travel restrictions I had started a tack on focusing on local businesses. This past January I approached my local Village Board in Pawnee and asked if they would be interested in me writing about the local businesses in town. With […]

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Visual Antique Lawn & Garden  Tractors Show!

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Who doesn’t love antique lawn and garden tractors? There are big advantages to these smaller collectible antique tractors. Some will fit in the back of a pick up truck. They can be stored in the garage, they don’t take up a lot of space and although my husband Keith won’t appreciate this, they are just […]