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A Natural Wonder of Kansas

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It’s one of the natural wonders of Kansas.  A place of white spires rising from the prairie plains that have been a landmark for centuries…

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Cyrus McCormick and His Threshing Machine

For centuries, crops were cut and threshed by hand. That all changed with a young farmer in Virginia. This is the story of a birthday present that revolutionized agriculture… SharePrintEmail

Building a Utopian Society

In 1825, Robert Own of Wales, purchased an entire town in the state of Indiana.  His dream was to create a utopian society where morals were upheld and people of all walks of life had a chance to succeed.  It remains both a dream and a reality here… SharePrintEmail

A Place Called Harmony

Harmony.  It might be defined as finding peace with one’s self and one another.  That’s what the people who established the town of Harmony were looking for.  And for the most part, they achieved their dream far better than the rest of the world… SharePrintEmail

A Long-Established Community

There are many reasons people came from Europe to the newly founded United States.  Some came to find freedom to practice their religion.  That was the case for a community established in extreme southwestern Indiana…a community that remains today… SharePrintEmail

Developing the Self Scouring Plow

Although you may associate his name with tractors, he never saw one.  Yet his name is synonymous with the equipment used in agriculture… SharePrintEmail

Burning the White House

It was an act that seemed unthinkable.  Another nation’s army marched into the United States capital and burned its most important government buildings to the ground, with the president and other government officials fleeing the advancing troops.   It all happened 200 years ago this week… SharePrintEmail

The Most Famous Lady to Occupy the White House

Perhaps the most famous first lady to ever occupy the White House was Dolly Madison.  She was known to host parties with lavish desserts, but she is also beloved for the heroism she showed in the face of the burning of Washington… SharePrintEmail

George Washington’s Influence on the White House Design

Although George Washington was the nation’s first president, he never got to live inside the presidential mansion that was being constructed in Washington, D.C.  Our first presidents did have much influence over the way that home and the surrounding grounds would be designed though… SharePrintEmail

The Affect of Farming on Building the White House and Capitol

It was a long and tedious process to build the U.S. Capitol and what we know as the White House.  The hand labor, intricate carvings and movement of materials were all time consumers.  However, one of the biggest delays in getting those buildings ready for service has everything to do with the farm… SharePrintEmail

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