1915 J. I. Case Steam Traction Engine 65 h.p.

The agricultural giant back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the steam engine. As a typical general-purpose tractor, the Case 65 horsepower steamer was More…

Posted on 2015/05/11 at 3:39 PM -- Categories: Exhibit, Permanent Exhibits

The American Farmhouse

It stands as a fading sentinel of the Midwest. It saw the dawn of the 20th century, standing at the beginning of an era when farmers More…

Posted on 2015/05/11 at 3:35 PM -- Categories: Exhibit, Permanent Exhibits

Schanck Memories

Excerpts from The Schanck Family History By Edna Florence Schanck Halligan 1986 CHAPTER II How They Met page 15 “About 1879 there were newspapers from Peoria, Illinois, with More…

Posted on 2015/05/11 at 3:19 PM -- Categories: Claim Shanty, Permanent Exhibits

South Dakota Claim Shanty

The year is 1862. The Homestead Act is born under the guiding hand of the Union government, granting any head-of-house, adult, or intended citizen who’s never borne More…

Posted on 2014/11/03 at 6:21 PM -- Categories: Exhibit, Permanent Exhibits