O.M. Pond barb wire patents
September 04, 2010 at 12:00:00 am:

The beginning for the need of barbed wire was seen in the year of 1867 as a few men applied, that year, for patents pertaining to restraining wire wit... (read more)

Ideal Cement Tile Machine
May 02, 2008 at 12:00:00 am:

“Ideal Cement Tile Machine” a/k/a Farmers Cement Tile Machine Makes a better and more perfect tile than the ordinary clay tile, and at less than hal... (read more)



The purpose for which this Historical Society is organized is to discover, collect, conserve and secure for the future Generations properties, artifacts, and information significant to the heritage of Buchanan County, Iowa and to serve the educational needs of its citizens by preserving these historical resources and making them available to the public.

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Silos & Smokestacks
The seed of a dream sprouted in 1991 when Silos & Smokestacks was formed. In 1996 the dream bloomed as a National Heritage Area. Countless devoted people have nursed that dream into a welcoming reality.

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