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Title: The Living History Farm
Url: https://livinghistoryfarm.org/
Publisher: Wessels Living History Farm
Description: In 1881, one Diedrich Wessels left Germany and came to America in order to seek a better life. Not an uncommon story for many immigrants from Europe at that most propitious moment, but his legacy certainly lives on in an interesting fashion. Upon his death, it was revealed that Wessels left a condition in his will that “a certain amount of land and capital should be set aside to establish the Wessels Living History Farm.” His will was done, and today, this farm still stands in York, Nebraska as a testament to his life and to the importance of family farms. There are a couple of great features right off the bat on the site’s homepage, which contains a reading by Poet Laureate Ted Kooser and a film that documents a modern corn harvest. This is just the beginning, however, as the site also contains sections that also offer insights into the lives of farmers in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1930s. Each of these areas contains brief topical essays on elements of farming such as plowing and fertilizing, coupled with interviews with farmers about some of the technological changes that were underway in each decade. For those who would like a first-hand view of the farm, this is also covered on the site by a series of live web cams that look onto various parts of the grounds.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Agriculture (General) -- Agricultural structures. Farm buildings -- History (General)
Agriculture -- Agriculture (General) -- Farm machinery and farm engineering -- History (General)
Agriculture -- Agriculture (General) -- History and conditions
Agriculture -- Agriculture (General) -- History and conditions -- By region or country -- United States (and North America)
History (America) -- United States local history -- Nebraska -- Museums. Exhibitions, exhibits
GEM Subject: Science
Social studies
Science -- Agriculture
Social studies -- Economics
Science -- History
Social studies -- Technology
Key Concept: Agriculture -- Farms and farm management
Resource Type: Collection
Reference Material
Instructional Material
Audio/Visual -- Movie/Animation
Audio/Visual -- Image/Image Set
Instructional Material -- Case Study
Instructional Material -- Interactive Simulation
Format: Document -- HTML
Video -- Quicktime
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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