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An image of an Amish barn as seen on the Yoder's Amish Home Tour.

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Hugh Hammond Bennett, who began the Soil Conservation Service, and Roach Stewart of Duke Power Company while attending a picnic in North Carolina.

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Certificate of Eligibility for Daniel Freeman, the first to file a claim under the Homestead Act. He settled in Nebraska.

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Poster for the Resettlement Administration Reading: "A mule and a plow—Resettlement Administration—Small loans give farmers a new start"

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The Friends of Wayne County Fair has its first annual golfing event, which acts as a fundraiser for the museum.

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The building being used for the Buckeye Agricultural Museum was once known as Harold Cook, Inc.

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The Henry Chapman Mercer Museum is a model for the Buckeye Agricultural Museum and Education Center. In August 2016, he Friends of Wayne County Fair took a trip to Doylestown, PA to see the museum for inspiration.

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The exterior of the Buckeye Agricultural Museum and Education Center shows that the building is still in development.

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Image of Justin Smith Morrill, a Vermont Senator who supported the Land-Grant Agricultural and Mechanical College Act of 1862, also known as the Morrill Act, which established land-grant colleges.

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This map shows undeveloped parts of Ohio in 1785 and sections numbered after the Land Ordinance of 1785.

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The map is a guide for routes for European emigrants to North America.

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A welcome sign on the Ramseyer potato farm, open to the public in autumn. One of the Sugar Creek Partners, Arden Ramseyer mentioned the importance of family and community-engagement, values which are clear through his business and are common to the…

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This is an image of an Amish family.

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This is an image of an organic product of the Green Field Farms Cooperative.

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This is an image of the Green FIeld Farms Logo and "Certified" Seal.

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This is an image of an Amish Windmill water pump in the foreground and a red Amish barn in the background.

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This map from the 1920 Census of Agriculture shows that most of Ohio's land was in use for agriculture before the Great Depression.

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Levi Cox’s grave in the Wooster Cemetery, where he was buried in 1862. His large gravestone is a testament to his legacy left as a rich, elite member of the Wooster community.

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This is an image of an Amish horse and buggy on the street in Iowa.

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This is an image of an Amish man farming with a horse-drawn tractor in Mio, Michigan.

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Each year, the Friends of Wayne County Fair holds a barbecue to bring the community together and raise money for the museum. Notice the different vendors, all of which will help with funds.

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This is an image of an Amish vegetable patch at the Yoder's Amish home.

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This is an image of a corn and hay field taken at the Yoder's Amish home.

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Girl hangs 4-H sign

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A photo in 1904 of some of the first boys involved in Graham's clubs, formed into small teams of corn growers and tomato growers.

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This is a map of the Wayne-Holmes County Amish Settlement in Ohio.

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This map from the 1920 Census of Agriculture highlights the importance of agriculture in Ohio before the Great Depression, when that much of the state's land was used for agriculture.

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Willford’s name on the Greene Township section of the 1823 Census of Wayne County, which shows that he lived in a rural township in the County for more than twenty years before the election. Cox is not included in the census.

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A portrait of A.B. Graham taken in 1911. Many different groups geared toward rural children got their start around the same time as his, but Graham’s Boy and Girls Club is often credited as the beginning of 4-H.
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