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Recalling Horse-Drawn Days at Stonefield

Three men use pitchforks to lift hay onto a wagon drawn by two horses, circa 1915
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There's no better place than Stonefield, nestled in the beautiful southwestern corner of Wisconsin alongside the Mississippi River, to step back to a time — before steam engines or tractors arrived on the farm — to rediscover an era when horses did all work. Farmers used horses to plow the fields in the spring, harvest the crops in the fall, haul goods to town and transport people. On Saturday, September 29, Stonefield will celebrate Horse-Drawn Days in a daylong event that will let you relive this way of life through a variety of activities reminiscent of a bygone era.

Meet Jerry Apps, Author of the Book, 'Horse-Drawn Days'

Popular and prolific Wisconsin Historical Society Press author Jerry Apps will discuss and sign copies of his popular book, "Horse-Drawn Days: A Century of Farming with Horses," from noon to 2 pm. While there, visitors may want to tour the McCormick horse-drawn vehicle collection in the State Agricultural Museum.

If You Go

For complete details on admission, location and contact information, visit the Stonefield visitor information pages.

:: Posted September 27, 2012

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