Historical Travel

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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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Sault Ste Marie

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Although our stay was short in this lovely town, Sault Ste Marie offered us a vibrant education.  Pronounced Soo Saint Marie,  Sault Ste Marie is the last city before crossing over into Canada.    We stayed the night in this, oldest city in Michigan and one of the oldest in the Midwest.  Several flags have […]

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Blackhawk and Arrow Rock

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Are you drawn in when you see a sign saying Historic Town along the highway?  I sure am!  When I saw the sign for historic Blackwater, and later Arrow Rock, I was hooked!  On my way to Kansas City, Kansas for a hosted trip, I had a bit of extra time and my curiosity got […]

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