Arts & Culture

Illinois Coal Museum

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Almost everywhere you look in central Illinois you will find the story of coal. Whether you are talking the story of mine production or the story of mine strikes or worker history, there are a million stories to tell. The Illinois Coal Museum in Gillespie, Illinois shares some of these stories in their building on […]

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northern Illinois

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This weekend we headed to northern, Illinois and our first stop was Elgin. We went to visit a cousin. She planned out a schedule like a pro. Lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen, then off to the long awaited Kane County Flea Market! Kane County Flea Market This flea market is one of, if not […]

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Saving Farmall History

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Each year we lose we lose our agricultural history. Everyday something important is thrown away that can never be replaced. Each item saved is a step in the right direction. Some agricultural brands like Farmall are no longer here and that history needs to be cataloged. Preserving Agricultural history Agricultural history is preserved in a […]

An Indiana Getaway!

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For any of you that read me, it will be no surprise that this Indiana getaway included tractors and history! Graham Bradley get away Graham Bradleys are part of the tractors that fall under the umbrella of brands sold through the Sears Catalogs and stores. Imagine. You could order a dress, some toys, a house, […]

Lindsborg Thru My Eyes

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Lindsborg, Kansas is a lovely community known as Little Sweden USA. I was invited to travel to experience the culture, art, and traditions of this great town. We had a wonderful time on this sponsored trip! The History in Lindsborg Lindsborg was settled in 1869 by a group of Lutheran Swedes led by 28-year old […]