- What can you infer about the author's purpose in writing this article?
- What does the author predict farmers will see at the Iowa State Fair? Why might farmers be interested in seeing those items?
- What adjectives does the author use to describe the implements farmers who visit the fair will see? If you were a farmer in 1897, would this article convince you to attend the fair? Explain.
"Machinery Department," Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer, pp. 6, 27 August 1897. Courtesy of Library of Congress