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Joseph Farwell Glidden's invention of one of the most widely-used types of barbed wire in 1873 helped change the history of the American West and had far-reaching impact throughout the world. His Homestead in DeKalb, IL, is being preserved and restored by a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995. Both the home and the barn are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We welcome your visit and encourage your membership!


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Warm Holiday Greetings and Happy New Year!

The Homestead closes November 17 for the winter. We will reopen for tours May 17, 2015.

Watch for 2015 Divas Dish info coming soon. Add April 25 to your calendar! ...


 
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921 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL 60115
(815) 756-7904
info@gliddenhomestead.org
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