Grain Elevators

Scattered across the Great Plains and the Midwest are buildings unique to our area. Some people drive across the wide open spaces and look for one-room schools. Others look for beautiful barns or peaceful country churches. However, a new group I just discovered are looking for country grain elevators.

They have been featured in American Profile:

Their home website is here:

There is actually a bed and breakfast where you can stay in an old elevator. See more about here:

It’s located in Herrick, South Dakota. That’s about 3 hours South and West of De Smet, South Dakota.

So keep an eye out for all of them on your next Laura Ingalls Wilder or country school trip.


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Sarah Uthoff - Trundlebed Tales

Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales striving to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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