October 25, 2017

There is a strong force of habit or perhaps a sixth sense that the cows on a dairy farm possess…or maybe it is simply the discomfort of a full udder. But if you have ever visited a dairy farm, it is so interesting to see the “girls” moving toward the milking parlor at...

At midnight on January 17, 1920 the United States of America officially went dry. A long protracted battle had been fought by groups across America to bring this “great experiment” to fruition. The National Prohibition Act, informally known as the Volstead Act, was ena...

November 15, 2016

When tourists began flocking to the Sunshine State in the 1950s and 1960s they were greeted with a very different Florida. I-75 didn’t exist, Disney World didn’t open until 1971, and citrus reigned supreme throughout the middle of the state. Citrus groves set up shop w...

As the curator of the Manatee County Agricultural Museum, my job is not only to take care of the artifacts, but to tell the stories behind them. Great “stuff” becomes even more significant when there is a story behind it. Recently, I learned the story of one of my favo...

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