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Wessels Living History Farm

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    At the Wessels Living History Farm, they're all about remembering how they once were. 
    "I would imagine quite a discussion will take place between a grandpa and a granddaughter
about what life was like on the farm," explained Dale Clark.
    The living history farm was the vision of farmer Dave Wessels who donated his farm and money to the york community to start up the project. "In Dave's will he said he wanted a living history farm to show what it was like when he was a child on the farm. So what we're doing is trying to show a 1925 farm when Dave was seven or eight years old," said Clark.
    The farm has a little bit of everything, even the calendars are set back in 1925, all to show the difference between farms of then and now. 
    "Where today is into beef or into swine or they raise corn or soybeans and it's a single unit
farm, where this farm has everything on it, this is how they survived." 
     Folks can see chickens, learn how to milk a cow, and see how barns were built. 
    "We do a lot of things where parents and kids can come together," Clark said.
    The farm offers several tours and classes for kids and parents, as well as tractor shows, dances, and themed holiday parties. "It's a fun place just to come kick back and see what it was like in the twenties." 

The farm is open May 31 through August 31 on Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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