Take a step into Franklin Counties’ history with our blogs.

The Farm Novel

Literature of The Land In the wake of industrialization and associated currents of social change, the farm novel appeared in the eighteenth century as a

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The McCormick Reaper

Have you ever seen a McCormick reaper? I couldn’t help but smile at the special childhood memory brought to mind recently when local historian Manton

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A Most Beautiful Implement

Have you seen the stone bas-relief roundel in Ritzville? Use of agrarian folksayings, recounting tales of Old and New World seasonal farm labors, and harvest

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