Darwin and Martha Linn have always been interested in history; they were partners in helping to preserve the heritage of the Villisca, Iowa, community with their Linn-Olson Museum. Soon the museum’s contents will come under the gavel in a public auction. Read More +
For almost 50 years, more than a dozen century-old buildings in the farming community of Scotch Grove, Iowa, have guarded a time capsule. Recently, representatives from two auction companies opened the doors of these 16 buildings to find hundreds of thousands of retail, wholesale and service items still on shelves and floors — some still in their original packaging and store displays. The discoveries will be sold Sept. 15-17, 2011.
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