antiques

Midwest Ag Expo

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Yesterday my husband Keith and I braved the last of the Polar Vortex that paralyzed the Midwest! With temperatures S-L-O-W-L-Y rising we headed out to a Midwest Ag Expo. The drive was a beautiful, but frosty ride to the Gordyville horse arena where we got our fix. Our farm and antique tractor fix that is! […]

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Velie Plantation History lives on in Moline Illinois.

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What is more fascinating than history? Then what is more important than preserving that history? Thankfully the Quad City Bank & Trust optioned to refurbish the Velie Plantation former home of Willard and Annie Velie when they were looking to build. Willard Lamb Velie Willard Lamb Velie the grandson of John Deere was a force […]

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Finding Memories of Dad at the Antique Mall

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December 20th was both my father and my grandson’s birthday. My grandson was eight and my father would have been 86. We lost him almost four years ago in February. Today though I felt his presence wondering through the Barrel Antique Mall. I had not been there in many years. It is a cool antique […]

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100 Years of Moline Universal Come Celebrate!

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If you love old iron like I do, it is time to get excited.  Because, this is your chance to see something never witnessed before.  This year September 13-15, 2019, at the Antique Engine and Tractor Association 58th Annual Working Farm Show, the first ever Moline Universal Tractor Reunion will take place. A Big Birthday […]

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Get ready because it will be here before you know it! The Half Century of Progress at a recent planning meeting was referred to as “The Greatest Show on Earth”. While the circus has that motto all  sewed up, when you are talking tractor shows at least here in the US, it is certainly true.  […]

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