Historical Travel

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I liken it to a cattle drive with the cowboys hollering out, “Load em up,” or  “Unload em” only in this scenario, we are not talking about cows or horses, but the iron version, antique tractors. Tractors that is of all sizes, makes and models. At the Half Century of Progress, they came in droves, like […]

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Broadway Diner dining 50's syle!

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Eating while a necessity if possible should be a dining experience, at least that is my frame of mind.  Like a friend of ours, Mark Dozier said not too long ago, “If you are going to consume calories, they may as well be good calories!” He was right, and that frame of mind brought a […]

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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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The Abraham Lincoln Hearse is at the Illinois State Fair Museum

I know Norm Claussen because of our shared love of old iron. Norm and Mike Hall head up the antique tractor display at the Illinois State Fair and this year, Norm also took on another job, he is the President/C.E.O. of the Illinois State Fair Museum foundation. This year they brought a very special treat […]

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