Celebrating the Fourth on the farm

Joshua Mann, a Kelley Farm interpreter, stood outside Oliver Kelley’s farmhouse and spoke to the crowd attending the Farmers’ Fourth of July. The historic site in Elk River has newly expanded and enhanced facilities as well as the original 1860s working farm. Kelley Farm interpreter Joshua Mann delivered a speech during the Farmers' Fourth of July. A young girl beamed as she held a kitten at the Kelley Farm on July 4. Zinedine Tlusty pumped water July 4 at the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River. Bill Cagley played his guitar in the shade of a tree at the Kelley Farm. He said he has been performing at the farm for 30 years. He played the July 4 event with his daughter, Sarah Cagley.  More than 500 people attended July 4 festivities at the farm, according to farm staff. Jeffrey Adams (right) got a close look at a Kelley Farm sheep and a lamb during the farm’s July Fourth event. Photos by Joni Astrup
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Bill Cagley played his guitar in the shade of a tree at the Kelley Farm. He said he has been performing at the farm for 30 years. He played the July 4 event with his daughter, Sarah Cagley. More than 500 people attended July 4 festivities at the farm, according to farm staff.