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Monday, June 18, 2012
Cyrus McCormick Farm
On our fourth day, we drove home. We decided to take our time and make stops as we went.
One of the stops was Walnut Grove which is more widely known as the Cyrus McCormick Farm.
If you enlarge the photo, you should be able to read the sign.
The free tour is self guided. This is the first successful reaper.
This is a photo of a reaper in use.
These are the two buildings we toured. There is also a bathroom in the area the spring house use to be.
The open areas make a lovely place for children to burn off some energy.
If the rocks are wet, beware! They are very slippery. Joshua thought he could run over them.
He slipped and cut quite a gash in his knee. I had first aid supplies packed so we bandaged him on the spot.
There is a grist mill, workshop, blacksmith shop, and museum to walk through.