Agricultural

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center- a sustainable hotel

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I’ve never stayed at a teaching hotel, but I would surely stay again.  I stayed at the hotel while on a FAM Trip to Cedar Rapids and loved every minute.  One night, one walk through The Hotel at Kirkwood Center and it is easy to see why they are an American Auto Association 4 Diamond […]

The Graham's have left the building!

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So, the 2016 11th Annual Graham-Bradley & Sears Sold Farm Tractors Show has come and gone.  For probably a little over a year, we have mulled over this show, the one that brought the Grahams and Sears related farm equipment back to Penfield, Illinois’s Historic Days.  The Graham Bradley collectors began amassing in numbers first in […]

Ryan's Round Barn, a place of circular beauty!

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I don’t know when I have seen anything as lovely as Ryan’s Round Barn.  Located in Johnson’s Sauk Trail State Recreation Area near Kewanee, I talked my mom into traveling with me to take a tour.  The barn is perfectly round without a beam in it. Steve Christian, Director of the Friends of Johnson Park […]

Balloons Over Vermilion, what a trip!

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July 14th was media day. As a blogger, I got the chance to go up, up and away in a hot air balloon with the pilots that would be flying over Vermilion County Illinois during the July 15-16 weekend. My daughter-in-law Stacy came along and was part of Scott Wooge’s balloon crew as we prepared […]

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The Illinois state Fair is just around the corner.  If you love coming out to the antique tractor exhibit, read on, we have some important information to share.  Every year we try to take one of our Graham Bradley’s to the fair, it is a chance to help share agricultural history, by bringing a variety […]