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Donald McKinley - Modern Era

Donald McKinley grew up on the family farm, and attended Monmouth College and then Northern Illinois University, eventually receiving a Masters Degree in Education. He served as a school principal in Quincy, Illinois for thirty years , while also farming near Quincy. After his retirement, Don developed an Agriculture Museum in Quincy, which focuses on farming of the 1930s.

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AV Barn

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An overall view of a 1930s agriculture museum that includes implements and equipment found on a typical 80 acre farm in the 1930s.

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A 1936 model "B" John Deere tractor with a 2-row Model 221 cultivator

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A replica of a 1930s farmhouse kitchen.

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A 1931 Model 10 John Deere one-row corn picker.

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A section of the 1300 horse bits on display.

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A section of mostly military horse bits.

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A John Deere model E manure spreader.

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A John Deere hay loader

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A photograph of a John Deere hay loader loading windrowed loose hay onto a wagon.

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A section of John Deere soil preparation and planting implements in the museum. On the wall are common tools found on any 1930s farm.

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A John Deere Marseilles 2-hole corn sheller with an elevator for filling sacks.

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A Huber tractor from 1926, model 20-40.

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Don McKinley standing in front of a 1936 John Deere tractor.

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