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Musicians Marilea Zajec (left) and Neal Peck of the South Suburban Dulcimer and Folk Music Society chat with Kevin J. Wood, who was portraying Abraham Lincoln Saturday, July 8, at Historic John Lane Days. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
Mia and Caden Grantz feed the chickens on the Historic John Lane Farm Saturday, July 8, at Historic John Lane Days in Homer Township.
Author Stan “Tex” Banash poses for a photo at his booth.
Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter
8:00 am CDT July 11, 2017
A pivotal innovation in farming technology happened right in Homer Township all the way back in the 1830s when John Lane invented the first-ever steel plow at his farm at 16217 S. Gougar Road. That historic site, which still operates as a working organic farm, opened its doors to visitors the weekend of July 8-9 for the second annual Historic John Lane Days, shining a light on past agriculture techniques, present advancements and the future of Midwestern farming throughout the event.