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Elgin Echo Newspaper

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Elgin Echo

Elgin, Iowa

July 7, 1927

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Twenty cars, carrying about 75 Fayette county folks went on the annual tour to the state college and experiment station at Ames on Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2. Perfect weather and road conditions added to the pleasure of the trip and everyone seemingly enjoyed and profited from the trip.


Two stops were made on the way down in order to make the trip less tiresome and the group arrive about 11:30.


The program opened with both men and women inspecting the livestock barns and meat laboratory. The group then divided, the women going to the gardens, home economics building and library and the men to the alfalfa, clover and sweet clover plots and then to the agricultural engineering building where all of the newer types of machinery were on display.


At 6 p.m. the program was broadcast from station W.O.I.  The following people took part:  Illyria orchestra; Violin Duet, Renold Strong and Otis Rothlisberger; Solo, W. L. Peters; Male Quartette, Strong, Rothlisberger, Thoman and Rothlisberger.


On Saturday morning the entire group visited the soils plots at the agronomy farm and also the small grain breeding plots. From here the group were taken to the dairy barns and then to the poultry farm.






~ transcribed and contributed by Crystal A. Bingham <>

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