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Monday, August 29, 2011

Pioneer Village Rugby, ND

The Pioneer Village in Rugby, ND is really a great place to visit.  The village consists of 31 buildings each containing a unique variety of early American artifacts.  It will take several days to share all that we saw so stay with me and enjoy the photos.

The village has 2 of these columns in the front.  Each column is composed of a rock from one of the 50 states.

The first building has about 6 different rooms or sections and is overflowing with eveything from Native American items, to a gun room, to a room full of everything for the home.

This is a spinning wheel.

This Native American artwork shows the beautiful beadwork they created.  Each picture is composed using tiny seed beads and they really are lovely.

Native American dress

The game of Quoits

A handmade raccoon coat

Hand carved toys, decorations, pens, buttons and musical instruments

This is a home permanent wave machine and hair dryer, boy, we have come a long way, baby!

A larger spinning wheel

A weaving loom

Do you remember these? My mom had a similar washing machine.

These are the really early versions

These were under glass but I would have loved to flip through the pages.

Crochet and knitting patterns for 15 cents.  That was then and this is now!

Carpet sweepers on top and typewriters on the bottom

My favorite section lots of old sewing machines.

and even more sewing machines

High fashion clothing of the day

Well, that is just one building and there are 30 more to go. I promise not so many pictures from the rest of the buildings but just enough to remind us of how the pioneers lived.

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