antiques

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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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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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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