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Rich Tyler: Your Grampa and Gramma’s Farm

*Speakers Bureau*

Farming in the late 1800s and early 1900s represents a lifestyle of hard work, inventions, prosperity and depression. This presentation focuses on a typical farmer, Joshua Secrest, who developed a successful livestock farm. It also reviews the dramatic development of ingenious farm machinery and tools that enabled growth and prosperity. Secrest built a large octagonal barn in 1883. The barn and farmstead were lost in the depression. Old farm tools are shared as part of the presentation. Some you won't recognize.
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:30pm – 2:30pm Central Time
Carl & Mary Kochler History Center, 615 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401 (map)