13 октября 2011 05:01

A 300 year journey

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In 1600s and 1700s the Ioway people lived and farmed the floodplains between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers In 1600s and 1700s the Ioway people lived and farmed the floodplains between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers


Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa, is an interactive, 500-acre outdoor museum that tells the amazing story of how Iowans transformed the fertile prairies of the Midwest over 300 years into the most productive farmland in the world. Families used stone, bone, wood tools

Families used stone, bone, wood tools

In 1600s French traders brought metal tools

In 1600s French traders brought metal tools

Ioway Indians began trading with French in 1676

Ioway Indians began trading with French in 1676

Traders brought blankets, cloth, other items to trade for beaver pelts needed in Europe to make fur felt hats

Traders brought blankets, cloth, other items to trade for beaver pelts needed in Europe to make fur felt hats

Handmade by Ioway Indians

Handmade by Ioway Indians

Photo by Dana Mukhamedzhan

Photo by Dana Mukhamedzhan

House of Iowans in the 1600s

House of Iowans in the 1600s

Living History Farms in IA

Living History Farms in IA

A 300 year journey through history

A 300 year journey through history

Part of Iowa territory opened for settlement in 1836

Part of Iowa territory opened for settlement in 1836

Ioway tribe left Iowa for Kansas reservation in 1837

Ioway tribe left Iowa for Kansas reservation in 1837

Iowa became a State in 1846

Iowa became a State in 1846

IA is called a breadbasket of the US

IA is called a breadbasket of the US

Photo by Dana Mukhamedzhan

Photo by Dana Mukhamedzhan

Ioway women in the 19th Century

Ioway women in the 19th Century

Their kitchen

Their kitchen

...waiting for guests

...waiting for guests

In a wooden house

In a wooden house

Photo by Dana Mukhamedzhan

Photo by Dana Mukhamedzhan

Women engaged in spinning

Women engaged in spinning

The open-air museum in Urbandale, IA

The open-air museum in Urbandale, IA

In 1900 most Iowa farm families produced crops and livestock for sale

In 1900 most Iowa farm families produced crops and livestock for sale

Families grew much of their food in gardens

Families grew much of their food in gardens

Fall in Iowa

Fall in Iowa

Photo by Dana Mukhamedzhan

Photo by Dana Mukhamedzhan

The outdoor museum in IA

The outdoor museum in IA

This barn was built on the Christian Carlson farm in Stratford, Iowa, in 1889

This barn was built on the Christian Carlson farm in Stratford, Iowa, in 1889

Horses supplied power to operate the farm machinery needed to raise crops of hay, oats and corn

Horses supplied power to operate the farm machinery needed to raise crops of hay, oats and corn

Photo by Dana Mukhamedzhan

Photo by Dana Mukhamedzhan

Living History Farms

Living History Farms

IA is the largest producer of corn and soybeans in the US

IA is the largest producer of corn and soybeans in the US

In 1998, for example, Iowa raised more than 1.7 billion bushels of corn

In 1998, for example, Iowa raised more than 1.7 billion bushels of corn

Iowa is a major agricultural state today

Iowa is a major agricultural state today

A 300 year journey

 

Horse-Powered farm

Horse-Powered farm

It was an agricultural story of IA

It was an agricultural story of IA

Always Coca-Cola...

Always Coca-Cola...

Old buildings

Old buildings

A 300 year journey

 

A 300 year journey

 

William G. Murray is a founder of Living History Farms (1968)

William G. Murray is a founder of Living History Farms (1968)

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