Illinois Man's Collection Captures the Essence of Farm Heritage

Ronn Dillavou's collection of "junk" is anything but. The items covering the walls and filling the shelves and cabinets of his corncrib tell stories of our farming heritage.

Sickle bar blade sharpener
Typical of Ronn's approach to display, this sickle bar blade sharpener is mounted on a section of a wheel from a horse-drawn mower, showing how the blade could be sharpened in the field.
Photo by Leslie McManus