Savoring Independence Day


Grain elevator, Rolfe, Iowa.  Photo taken by Clara Gunderson Hoover, June 2009.  (Click photo to enlarge.)

Grain elevator, Rolfe, Iowa. Photo taken by Clara Gunderson Hoover, June 2009. (Click photo to enlarge.)

INDEPENDENCE DAY, celebrating:

Who: the Second Continental Congress
What: the Declaration of Independence
Where: Philadelphia
When: July 4, 1776
Why: to declare the Thirteen colonies “Free and Independent States… Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown” of King George III. *


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5 Responses to “Savoring Independence Day”

  1. Peg Says:


    Excellent photo, Clara! Would you believe I didn’t notice the flag on the elevator till after I saw your photo (when you showed it to me in IA). (On the other hand, I wasn’t actually *in* Rolfe much that trip!)

    And EXCELLENT connecting of the dots, Louise, from the grain elevator and flag to Independence Day. And so pleased to see the true meaning of Independence Day honored. Kudos to you!

  2. Peg Says:

    Again, love how vivid the photo is . . . and all it communicates with grain elevators, flag, and farm implements.

  3. Peg Says:

    Or, maybe technically it’s one grain elevator and four grain bins? Feel free to educate me. (I know, I should know.)

  4. Louise Gunderson Shimon Says:

    My “resident expert” says that in this photo are four steel bins (tanks), and a wooden structure grain elevator (that has steel siding so the wood doesn’t rot from rain, etc.). From the wooden structure grain elevator, a conveyor goes in each direction to carry grain to the four steel bins. These structures are pictured in the 1981 Pocahontas County History. The wooden structure grain elevator is much older than the four steel bins. I don’t see in the Pocahontas History that it gives the years for either, but if someone reading this knows, I’d like to be educated about these structures.

  5. Peg Says:

    Please tell your “resident expert” thank you! 🙂

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