Orange City Tulip Festival 07

Saturday May 19th - Late morning and afternoon, Mike Bruening and I enjoyed the
 various sights, sounds and events of the 67th Tulip Festival - Orange City, Iowa Spring
 celebration of its Dutch heritage. Beside the windmills, parade and wooden shoes, we ride
 the Pardetraam, a horse-drawn street car and try some Poffertjes, an Dutch pastry
Tulip Festive Logo 

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Dutch Windmill Visitor Center Vogel Windmill paint making machine Vogel Windmill living space Straatfest - Flag of Netheland and US Street Scrubbing
Straatfest "Mode Show" Cover Volk Parade - Dutchman High School Matching Band Molen Garden Dutch Street Organ Wooden Show by Machine


Two Large Windmills

Dutch Windmill Visitors Center

The new Orange City Area Veterans Memorial is to the left, west of Orange City's largest "Windmill".

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Vogel Windmill
Located on the ground of the Diamond Vogel paint plant,  this replica of the mills in Holland, the "Old Mill"
shows how paint pigments were ground with wind power. The living area has antiques from Holland.

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On Central Avenue

Straatfest

This "Mode show" has dances, children games and costumes from various provinces and town of the
Netherlands. The dances and games were performed by the Orange City School students and adults.
Straatfest "Mode Show" Cover

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Left: Mike and I
had street side
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Street Scrubbing
The street is washed because the Mayor and the City Council never find the street clean enough for parade.

Straat Feest & Parade Seating ticket
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Volk Parade
This long Parade has a lot of Dutch-theme floats, outlined in Green. There where numerous marching bands,
including three wearing wooden shoes - The Orange City Jr. & Sr. High school, and Northwestern College

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In Town Center

Molen Garden

This garden in Windmill Square (Park) has miniature windmills or Molens range from 5 to 23 feet high
and Molens are along a canal with a Dutch-designed  bridges

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Paltrokmolen
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Wipmolen
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Stamdardmolen
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East End
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Bruffe Tot Oranjestad
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Tellingmolen
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Tjasker
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West End View
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Poldermolen
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Southwest view
 


Dutch Street Organ
This punch cards driven instrument, is one of two in the United States. It was
playing next to the Straatamarkt, an Dutch Street Market & Street games Area

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De Klompen Maker
Late afternoon at the old factory, Mike and I watched one of the hourly demonstrations of making
wooden show by machine. This machinery imported from Holland were use to make shoes from blocks
of wood. Between demonstrations, the De Klompen Maker also hand craves Dutch wooden shoes.

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Shoe on sale How is show made Transform the blocks of wood into shape of a shoe
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Next groove out the inside. Hand Carving shoe


Orange City Tulip Festival 07

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