Historical Travel

Museums, historical sites, historic figures

The Ledge

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So, yesterday I did it!  I sat at the edge of the Ledge all the way up on the 110 story, 1,450 Willis Tower.   Formerly known as the Sears Tower, this skyscraper held the record as the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center site was built in 2014.  There I […]

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Amana Colonies

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For my husband Keith, the Amana Colonies is Christmas rolled up in a big stocking! We traveled to the Colonies the first weekend in December and went for the annual Prelude to Christmas Event.  This area is unlike any other.  It was settled in the 1850’s by a religious group of Germans. According to the […]

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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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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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research brings travel

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Research can be a travel experience all by itself.  I find that research brings travel! While working on a literature and memorabilia story for a column that Keith and I write, I have been looking up farm equipment companies and researching them.  It is amazing how much history is out there.  I can’t believe how […]

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