Arts & Culture

One book - for one bull!

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Joe Bergbower had a plow day south of Newton, Illinois on September 26th.  I met up with Jane Elliott and headed east to cover the event for Farm World and found Joe had something I love, yard art! Joe makes foxes, geckos, coyotes, turtles, people and an amazing bull all out of materials he had […]

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The 2015 Macoupin County Fall Festival featured military items and tractors galore!

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Carlinville, Illinois’s Macoupin County Historical Society hosted the annual fall festival which highlighted Oliver and Minneapolis Moline tractors for farm equipment. Vendors were set up all over the grounds surrounding the Anderson mansion and inside the beautiful home were military museums and military items scattered throughout the museum along with women’s clothing and antiques spread […]

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The Al Ringling Mansion

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Baraboo, Wisconsin is near the Wisconsin Dells and while the Dells I admit has much to offer, I am totally amazed with the local circus history.  A few years ago I visited the Circus Museum there and watched acts, rode an elephant and enjoyed the beautiful wagons, posters and enjoyed the museum all  it had to […]

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Half a Century is over.... pictures by Keith Ladage

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You wait and you wait and you wait for the Half Century of Progress to come around, then it is here, then whoosh, it is over!  The event only happens twice a year, the antique farming equipment predecessor to the Farm Progress Show. This event is like the World’s Fair of equipment shows. There were […]

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Horses of Honor brings tribute to Chicago Police and fun sculptures to town

What is more fun that seeing a horse in the middle of the Windy City?  Perhaps a colorful statue of a horse on display for a good cause  There is a serious side to these fun statues that I saw all over town from outside the Harry Cary restaurant to Michigan Avenue.  The price to […]

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