road stories

Uncovering history in Dyersville, IA

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Judy Weber is the Office Manager of the Dyersville Area Historical Society. Looking through a box, she unearthed a rare piece of Dyersville agricultural history. “We found an 1879 Moline Plow booklet,” Judy explained. The Story Currently the Dyersville Area Historical Society is set up in the Dyer-Botsford Museum House with a doll museum. The […]

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Hurst Lime Works - Iowa History

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Just outside Maquoketa, Iowa is a fascinating historic place, the Hurst Lime Works. My husband, Keith and I found this on our way to the National Farm Toy Show at Dyersville, Iowa after a great lunch at the Decker Hotel. The Decker Hotel offers a nice dining option off the beaten path. The hotel is […]

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Take in Fun Fall Festivals!

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Here in Central Illinois fun fall festivals abound. I am sure the same is true where you are. Check your local newspaper or Facebook to see what is happening in your neck of the woods! What can you find? Cemetery Walks I attended the fascinating “Walk Through Oak Ridge Cemetery.” Actors at Oak Ridge Cemetery […]

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Pana's  Treasures

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A couple years ago, my friend Annie and I started meeting once a month or so to get together and play local tourists. Today we met in Pana, Illinois and discovered some awesome sites that qualify as Pana’s Treasures! Anderson Prairie Annie and I were thrilled when we saw a place to hike in Pana. […]

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A Stay at Cave Creek Cabins!

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My friend Rose Hammitt and I went on a trip to tour Rendleman Orchards new Zinna field and see the peach orchard. After our tour, we had a sponsored stay at Cave Creek Cabins. Roger and Shirley Bullock built these cabins in 2017 and they have offered amazing stays for visitors to Union County ever […]

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