The house can be seen up on the hill from the mill and blacksmith shop.
Above is the plaque given to Cyrus McCormick, marking Walnut Grove as a
National Landmark--the location where the mechanical reaper was invented.
The top of the Blacksmith Shop has been converted
into a museum (left) which houses a model of a mechanical reaper (right).
The Blacksmith Shop (upper left) displays old farm
equipment, smithing tools (lower left) and the fire hearth (right) which
the McCormicks used to weld and fashion their equipment.
The mill was used to grind grain for the
farm and is open to view the large cog wheels (right) at work.
Blacksmith Shop and Grist Mill
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