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Created:Monday, September 23, 2013 11:03 a.m.CDT
Updated:Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:44 a.m.CDT

Farm History Tour

The Mount Morris Tourism Committee presents Country Living – Past and Present, a four-stop rural history tour, on Sunday, September 29. It begins with an antique tractor and farm implement display at Mount Morris Square, on Wesley and Front Street, two blocks north of state Route 64. Attendees must start there by buying tickets, maps and information on each of the four stops. The tour also includes a heritage farm, a lunchtime stop at a country pasture with a hayride, a rural church more than a century old, and a modern farm and farm museumwith a silo, a soda fountain (and ice cream!), a rotating tractor in its cupola and another hayride. Box lunches will be sold or participants can bring their own picnic. Bring a camera, organizers suggest.

Ticketswill be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are $20 a carload, or $10 per person for those 13 and older, $7 for those 6 to 12, and $2 for 5 and younger. They include a guided bus tour or maps and information for those who prefer to drive themselves. A bus, with guides, will leave at noon and is available for the first 40 that purchase tickets. The tour venues will be open until 4 p.m., barring steady rain or thunder and lightning.

Go to www.mtmorrisil.net/Tourism or call 779-545-0135 or815-734-6185 for more information.