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Monday, October 26, 2009




During our visit to Missouri, we went to our yearly tradition of the Deutsch Country Days in Marthasville Missouri. I have posted about this festival before. If you like history and re enactments...be sure to visit the third week of October each year if you are ever in the area. It is the most wonderful festival of this type I have ever been to. For one weekend it is a working farm set in the early 1800's. Everything from a fully functioning wood shop that is run by a steam engine...you can see the heavy leather belts in the photo above running the equipment powered by steam to a completely restored log house with a narrative in each room to bring you into the time period. The proprietor of the log house was kind enough to allow me to photograph inside the house...thank you Stan.

I will post more pictures of the festival after Halloween.

Dan

15 comments:

shabby girl said...

Great photos! What went through my mind was that every kid should see what their ancestors had to endure to just live.

Sunny said...

What a great place to visit. I love to see how things were done in days gone by.
There's a lot to be seen in your pictures, really interesting.
Sunny :)

Thanks for visiting, and to answer your question, my Son lives on Martha's Vineyard.

DawnTreader said...

These are really interesting, thanks for sharing!

Dan - since you've shown interest before in things I've written about Swedish traditions, you might like to read my post re Halloween yesterday. Fair warning though: I'm so NOT in the same mood about this holiday as most Americans seem to be...

Dan Felstead said...

Sahbbygirl...aint that the truth!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...How great would it be to love in Martha's Vineyard!!! What a dream come true that would be for me. I love that area.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...I am on my way to your blog!

Dan

Anna said...

Thanks for taking me back in time. Excellent art work! You have done it again. Anna :)

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you Anna...have a fun and safe Halloween!

Dan

Heather said...

Love these "olden day" photos that you share, Dan and the with such warmth too :)

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Heather...the subject of history is usually my favorite!

Dan

septembermom said...

I agree with Shabby Girl. I think these are great pictures to show my kids! Dan, you're "teaching" here too!

tricia said...

As always Dan these are wonderful photos.

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...I agree. It is unbelievable the quality of some of the old furniture that was produced with only steam power and hand work.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Tricia...I appreciate the comment.

Dan

Cynthia L. H. said...

Oooohhh!!! LOVE these!
;^)